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Source: Moore’s History of the States, United and Otherwise
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “The Reign of Theodore Roosevelt” [chapter 19]
Author(s): Moore, Charles F.
Publisher: Neale Publishing Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1909
Pagination: 145-57 (excerpt below includes only pages 148-49)

 
Citation
Moore, Charles F. “The Reign of Theodore Roosevelt” [chapter 19]. Moore’s History of the States, United and Otherwise. New York: Neale Publishing, 1909: pp. 145-57.
 
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Keywords
McKinley assassination; Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency); Roosevelt presidency; Theodore Roosevelt.
 
Named persons
William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
 
Notes
From title page: By Charles F. Moore, Member: Anglo-American Historical Society; International Association of Historic Research; Society for the Preservation of History and Tradition; Geographic and Historic Society of America, and So Forth; Author: “The Finding and Founding of the United States”; “History of Civilization and New Jersey”; “History of the Years to Come”; “Prophecies Concerning the Past”; “Superheated Arctic Discussion”, and Many Other Books Not Yet Written.
 
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The Reign of Theodore Roosevelt [excerpt]

     The second term of President McKinley had not gone far when it came to a tragic end. For the third time in our history the Chief Executive of the nation was assassinated by the hand of an unrestrained lunatic. He was shot down while attending an exposition at the city of Buffalo, from the effects of which assault he died some days later, after much patient suffering.
     When Roosevelt was sworn into office as President he recognized the popularity of his predecessor and pledged himself to carry out his policies. And he did—he carried them out the back door of [148][149] the White House and left them there. What became of them no one knows; they have not been seen since that day. As everybody is aware, it was the beginning of a new era in which things were to be done differently. Precedents were no longer to be followed, but to be made.
     The affairs of state went along in a fairly normal way until the term expired for which McKinley had been elected. The fact that he was occupying a position to which another had been called by the voice of the people appeared to have a restraining effect on the President. He began, however, to show signs of restlessness as the time approached for another election. It was apparent he was eager to renew his right to rule by the direct authority of the voters, for then he could be independent of all inherited obligations and perfectly free to be himself.

 

 


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