James A. Garfield

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  • Analytical Essay: James Garfield's Life And Death

    In both life and death, James Garfield was a groundbreaking personality. He gained the nomination for presidency by popular vote despite not officially being in the running, and he was awarded the presidency against the democratic nominee using the same unexpected means. His popular character attracted the likes of both those who wished to work with him, and those who wished to harm him besides his down-to-earth way of handling the presidency of the United States of America. On September 19th, 1881, James Garfield was shot in the back, but not fatally, by a man named Charles Guiteau. Devastatingly enough, it was not the gunshot alone that killed Garfield. Medical malpractice assisted a great deal, but Garfield’s death lead towards a movement of more careful medical practice. Prior to being shot, James Garfield was a relatively healthy man. Especially before moving into the white house, when he owned a couple of acres in farmland in Tennessee that he, himself, worked (Millard 67). He was strong in body and…

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  • Voicing God's Short Story

    and engage the difficult stories, the unique stories, the many stories that exist around us. God is active in so many of these stories, but unless we connect to the pulsating life-force of these stories, we will remain dead. Inactive. Disengaged. Courage is requisite in being open to hear the stories of God’s creation. However, even more courage is required to humbly acknowledge the mistakes and pain of the past – to take that pain and use it to bring about restoration. President James A.…

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  • Mentor Observation

    it is home to the Mentor ice arena, Civic Center and President Garfield's house. Mentor also provides residents with many places to dine and socialize such as Outback Steakhouse or Davitinoes. Not only does Mentor provide activities for adults and teenagers but the city provides attractions such as Chuck E Cheeses and Busy Bees for children to enjoy. Through the summer months, Mentor is a wonderful city to enjoy water activities as Mentor is set along the south shore of Lake Erie. Along with…

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  • Chester Alan Arthur Accomplishments

    After President Hayes announced that he would only be serving one term, the election of 1880 was up for grabs. Republicans stood behind the dark horse James Garfield of Ohio who had just been elected to the U.S. Senate. With the help of Conkling and through word of mouth, Chester Arthur’s name was being discussed in relation to the vice presidential slot. Garfield agreed with Arthur’s nomination and with little hesitation, Chester Arthur accepted and declared, “The office of the…

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  • John Sherman American Dream

    Columbia” (71). Although the war had given him more rights as an African American, racism was still everywhere. Even with the racial hierarchy, Douglas had gone from being “property” to a government official in the capital, demonstrating that his own perseverance had allowed him to succeed in a place where socioeconomic background and connections meant everything. Another example is James Garfield. At age forty-four, he had “already defied all odds. Born into extreme poverty… and fatherless…

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  • President James Giteau's Spoils System

    Nine Thirty AM, July 2nd, 1881. President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles Giteau, a man angered after being rejected for a position in government. Giteau, a deranged supporter of Garfield, believed he deserved to be in Garfield's administration because he gave speeches during his campaign; however, after being rejected by Garfield, Giteau took action. The spoils system, which increased in popularity during President Andrew Jackson’s terms, gave government positions to those who supported…

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  • James A. Garfield: A Life Before Presidency

    James A. Garfield James A. Garfield grew up on a farm in Cuyahoga County in Ohio. He was the youngest of three children. At the age of two, his father, Abram Garfield died unexpectedly. Because of his young age, he barely knew of him. Shortly after his father died, he began to help his mother, Eliza Garfield, around the family farm until he turned 16. After his 16th birthday, Garfield decided to run away to help work on and build canal boats that traveled between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.…

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  • James A. Garfield's Presidency

    James A. Garfield: One of the Lost Presidents of the United States Not every president served an exact four or eight year presidential term. For example, Grover Cleveland served two consecutive four year terms. Franklin D. Roosevelt served three four year terms and died during the beginning of his fourth. William Henry Harrison only served a month. “James A. Garfield only served 200 days” (Freidel and Sidey).” That means that Garfield’s term was only about six months long. And yet, not every…

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  • Descriptive Christmas House Research Paper

    I say high to everyone and then walk back through the Sasquatch sized door and walk down the hall to the living room. As I enter the room I 'm greeted by a sweet citrusy pine smell that makes the setting complete. I sit down facing the tree looking beyond into the black abyss and twinkling lights. I pull out my grandpas fly fishing book like I do every year. I read the cover, “ The Complete Angler” by James Prosek. Every year I can never seem to finish the book but I get closer every year. This…

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  • Description Of The Groundhog Day

    That night, I went to bed and my mind was racing. Our plan was set in place. As the clock struck midnight, I quickly snuck out of bed and got dressed. I was so anxious. I wanted to be ready at a moment’s notice. It took less than two minutes to put on a thermal shirt, a sweater, jeans, and heavy wool socks. I laid on my bed, staring at the ceiling, counting down the minutes. At 12:50 on the dot, I heard muffled noises outside my window. I sat up and looked outside. There was James and his…

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