Tag: James A. Garfield

Political Spoils, Party Machines, and the Death of a President

#OTD, July 2, 1881, President Garfield is murdered for standing up to political corruption. President James A. Garfield was born in 1831 in a log cabin to a poor  Ohio family. Life was hard for the poor young James. To survive as well as pay for his education, he took many “odd” jobs like tutoring,…

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