During the 1880s and 1890s, tensions ran high between workers and business owners over fair pay and working conditions.Czolgosz witnessed several violent strikes at large factories where he and his brothers worked.The exposition, a world’s fair that celebrated the Americas’ industrial progress and achievement, had attracted visitors from around the world.The event was more than halfway through its six-month run when President Mc Kinley, the most popular chief executive since Abraham Lincoln, arrived.Benes, a popular national figure in Czechoslovakia, had been...On this day in 2002, 41-year-old Michael Skakel is convicted in the 1975 murder of his former Greenwich, Connecticut, neighbor, 15-year-old neighbor Martha Moxley.Cortelyou had argued that it wasn’t worth the risk to greet such a small number of people, but the 58-year-old president refused to change his mind. Outside, mounted police and soldiers controlled the massive crowd seeking entrance.Just months into his second presidential term, Mc Kinley — who had easily won reelection in 1900 — had made the most significant speech of his presidency the day before, announcing a policy of reciprocal trade agreements with foreign nations to encourage improved markets for American goods.
But Czolgosz eventually lost that job as the wire mill owners sought to cut workers' wages.
He had waited for more than two hours in 82-degree heat on September 6, 1901, for his turn to shake hands with President William Mc Kinley, who was visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
It was the first year of the new century, a perfect time to reflect on the nation’s rise in world prominence and to speculate on the future.
On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution for independence to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia; John Adams seconds the motion.
Lee’s resolution declared: “That these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all...
In 1898, Mc Kinley led the nation into war with Spain over the issue of Cuban independence; the brief and decisive conflict ended with the U. in possession of Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam.