James Garfield

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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 before his second birthday, he had risen quickly through the layers of society” (8). Despite being raised in poverty and by a single mother, Garfield was able to succeed because of his dedication to learning. Garfield focused on self-improvement, “His fiercest competition was with himself” (26). His ultimate goal was “to master all lessons, to prove superior to every difficulty, to excel all competitors, to conquer and surpass himself” (26). Garfield, fueled by the desire to self improve, eventually became President of the United States. This accomplishment inspired many others, impressing a reported who noted that Garfield “sprung from the people… had…

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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,…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Personal Narrative: Rasta Man's Cousin

    Rasta Man’s Cousin And Another Dream One day when I went out to get something to eat, I bumped into Rasta Man’s cousin. She told me that he had been asking about me and she asked if I wanted his number. I told her no. She was like girl, you better go ahead and get that money. I told her again no thanks. She was like I’m gonna tell him you acting funny. I just smiled and walked away. Weeks later after encountering Rasta Man’s cousin, I had a dream. I was awakened out of my…

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  • Soccer In America Speech

    teacher, Mr. James. I say, “Hello, Mr. James! Lucky day! Guess what? It’s me! Francisco!” Mr. James says, “Yes, I see that. Please sit down. It’s time for our very first test. You did do the pre-reading, right?” I say, “I did not do the pre-reading. Or the reading. Or the post reading. I did not do any reading at all because it is summer and that is just wrong.” He says, “Well. Here’s your test. It is fill-in-the-blank. Good luck. Please, sit down.” But I cannot sit down. It is not…

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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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