Publication information

Kansas Staats-Zeitung
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Kansas City, Kansas
Date of publication: 4 October 1901
Volume number: 7
Issue number: 46
Pagination: 1

[untitled]. Kansas Staats-Zeitung 4 Oct. 1901 v7n46: p. 1.
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McKinley assassination (public response: criticism); Leon Czolgosz (family background).
Named persons
William McKinley.


     Since it has been shown that the assassin of President McKinley was born and reared on American soil, and the efforts of the Know-Nothings to lay the crime at the door of the foreigners so signally failed, we often meet with the term “American citizen of foreign extraction” as applied to the assassin. As far as we know all American citizens without exception are of foreign extraction; why than [sic] make this distinction?
     Wonder where the line is being drawn, and how many generations must be passed in the genealogy of an individual before he is considered a real American in the minds of some people. If the fact of a man’s birth in this country does not make him an American then there are no real Americans except the Indians, for we are all the offspring of foreign peoples.