This political cartoon, by Louis Dalrymple and published in Puck (a British journal), depicts William McKinley - the Republican nominee for President in 1896 - crowning himself at the party's national convention. Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.
We are now at peace with the world, and it is my
fervent prayer that if differences arise between us
and other powers they may be settled by peaceful
arbitration and that hereafter we may be spared the
horrors of war.
Six months after the popular 25th President of the United States delivered his second inaugural address, he was dead. His goal of settling disputes by arbitration was honorable. But an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz thought McKinley had too much power.
A mere 20 years after Garfield’s assassination, and 36 years after Lincoln’s, the country and a President’s family once again endured the horror of assassination.
Original Release Date: June, 2005
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