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James Garfield's Presidency
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Watch the events unfold as President James Garfield's involvement in civil service reforms leads to his assassination.
Death of President Garfield
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Timothy Dickinson tells the story of President Garfield's untimely death.
The Failure of Reconstruction
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Reconstruction turns the south into a different type of battleground. Constitutional amendments grant freedom and suffrage to African-Americans but equality remains elusive.
Deconstructing History: White House
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It may not have been home to the president until 1800 or even called the White House until 1901, but it remains a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world.
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The Oval Office has been filled with extraordinary presidents, but did you know about these not-so-famous firsts?
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James Garfield (1831-81) began his term as America's 20th president in March 1881 but died in September of that same year after being shot by a disgruntled constituent.Go
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