Topics in Chronicling America: The McKinley Assassination

9/12/2013 By:

On September 14, 1901, President William McKinley succumbed to the complications resulting from the bullet wounds from the shots fired by anarchist Leon Czolgosz on September 6. This site from the Library of Congress includes a list of important dates relating to the assassination, as well as articles from newspapers across the country chronicling McKinley’s shooting, his death, funeral, and the swearing in of Theodore Roosevelt as the new president. Articles relating the arrest, trial, and execution of the assassin, Czolgosz, are also included.

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