James A Garfied

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James A Garfied

  1. 1. James A. Garfield 20 th President 1881 Republican “ My God! What is there in this place that a man should ever want to get into it?”
  2. 2. The Republican fight!!! <ul><li>Half Breeds vs. Stalwarts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conkling vs. Blaine
  4. 4. Compromise ticket- “Dark Horse”
  5. 5. Election vs. Winfield Scott Hancock “ HANCOCK THE SUPERB!”
  6. 6. Four months...so far, so good
  7. 7. The shooting- <ul><li>Robert Todd Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>coincidence! </li></ul><ul><li>Also, Garfield said… ”Assassinations can no more be guarded against than can death by lightning.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Charles Guiteau! <ul><li>“ I am a Stalwart. Arthur is now president!” </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted a job as consul general in Paris </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hanged <ul><li>June 30 th , 1882 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gross! <ul><li>Mutter Museum-Philadelphia! </li></ul><ul><li>Piece of Guiteau’s brain-donated to science </li></ul>
  11. 11. Can we save him?
  12. 12. Mr. Garfield’s been shot down
  13. 13. Dies, September 19 th , 1881
  14. 14. Garfield fun facts! <ul><li>He could write in Latin in one hand, and Greek in another at the same time!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Only person to be elected Speaker of the House, Senator, and President in the same year. </li></ul><ul><li>First Left hander! </li></ul><ul><li>Last president born in a log cabin </li></ul><ul><li>Only person to go directly from House of Reps to presidency </li></ul>

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