Lead:  On September 4, 1901, Leon Czolgosz (chol-gosh) joined the crowd queuing to shake hands with the President of the United States William McKinley. His right was wrapped as if wounded. The hand contained a gun.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Leon Czolgosz was born in Detroit in 1873. As an adult while employed in a Cleveland, Ohio wire mill he became fascinated with radical politics, particularly anarchism. Anarchists were at base libertarian socialists, they wanted a society based on the voluntary cooperation of free individuals. In general, they were hostile to the leadership class, rejected government and private property. Many anarchists spoke the language of violence and were willing to use it.