Source: A Students’ History of the United States
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “The United States in Our Own Times, 1898-1913” [chapter 16]
Author(s): Channing, Edward
Edition: Third revised edition
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1917
Pagination: 561-601 (excerpt below includes only pages 571-72)
|Channing, Edward. “The United States in Our Own Times, 1898-1913” [chapter 16]. A Students’ History of the United States. 3rd rev. ed. New York: Macmillan, 1917: pp. 561-601.|
|excerpt of chapter|
|William McKinley (death: public response); William McKinley (death: international response).|
|William McKinley; George Washington.|
This chapter includes a photograph of William McKinley on page 572.
From title page: By Edward Channing, McLean Professor of History in Harvard University.
From title page: With Maps and Illustrations.
The United States in Our Own Times, 1898-1913 [excerpt]
In September, 1901, President McKinley was assassinated while holding a reception in connection with the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo. His death, on September 14, was the signal for an unparalleled exhibition of feeling. Meetings were held all over the country to pay tribute to his  memory. At the moment of his funeral, business ceased and in many places people stood with bared heads during the time of his interment. In England, public meetings were also held as a mark of respect for his memory. Such a tribute had been paid to no one since the death of Washington, which had been noticed in France; but this was the first time that English people had shown such respect for an American.