Article abstract: A presidential assassination requires a young, exuberant vice president to assume the presidency.
Summary of Event
Theodore Roosevelt assumed the presidency after the death of the incumbent, William McKinley. At Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901. Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, had shot and seriously wounded the president while McKinley was in a receiving line at the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition. When Vice President Roosevelt rushed to the side of the stricken chief executive, the president’s doctors informed him...
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