Murdering Mckinley

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  • Topic: William McKinley, Leon Czolgosz, Pan-American Exposition
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Muhammed Albar
11/6/12
Mr. Williams
U.S History I

“Murdering McKinley” Paper

During this time period, the United States was going through an extremely tough period of new technologies, hard working labor issues, and a boosted economic growth. Some of these issues were rapidly growing before and after the assassination of President William McKinley and it was huge mess by both sides. It basically starts out in Buffalo, New York during the Pan-American Exposition (a World's Fair for science, witchcraft, spoils of earths and its arts, etc) and President McKinley gets shot twice by Leon Czolgosz, who was supposedly called an anarchist.  Anarchism is generally defined as a political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, or harmful, or, alternatively, as opposing authority or hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations. As a young man around the twenties, Leon Czolgosz (1873-1901) worked in a wire mill in Cleveland, Ohio and he was a good employee, retaining his job even through an economic depression. In 1898 he suffered an unfortunate and suspicious breakdown, and returned to his family farm. He made trips to hear the anarchist leader Emma Goldman speak, and approached several anarchist groups, who in reality, rebuffed him. He saw and witnessed many things as a young man in the 1890’s and he had his own perspective and tried to look on it on as a political and economical issue in the United States and sought out to bring it on the President’s behalf on this “evil doing” Czolgosz thought.

Many of the issues that also link up to this tragic incident, was the Gilded Age. The gilded age contain my points and elements that led to its horror and terrifying conclusion. One of the main components was economic growth that generated vast wealth during the Gilded age. The idea of new products and technologies improved, improvised, and helped the middle-class quality of life in the late 1800’s. Industrial workers...
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