Buffalo Becomes A Huge Part Of History
We decided to go to Buffalo, New York to possibly meet our President at a meet and greet at the Pan-American Exposition. We arrive at 4 P.M. September 6, 1901 just as the doors are opening to meet the President. People are pouring into the building to greet President McKinley; its hot so many people were using handkerchiefs to wipe sweat off of them. In the crowd a man by the name of Leon Czolgosz was there to kill the President. Czolgosz had a 32. Caliber revolver hidden under a handkerchief. He slowly made his way up to the President to shake his hand, when he got there he lifted the gun and shot the President twice. Czolgosz was immediately jumped on by guards and others in line and was being horribly beaten for shooting the President. President McKinley was able to speak loud enough to say, "Go easy on him boys." President McKinley died a few days later from the wounds. This man killed him because he felt that it wasn't fair for one man such as the president to have so much power and another man have none. If McKinley would have let there be more security this may have not happened. But he showed everyone what real character is by being able to tell the people not to hurt his assenator.