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Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield on the Enemy: Presidential Protection

American Experience

Garfield on the Enemy: Presidential Protection

In 1881 President Garfield had no security detail. It wasn't deemed necessary.

Garfield on the Enemy: Presidential Protection

Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield's First Lady: Lucretia

American Experience

Garfield's First Lady: Lucretia

Lucretia Garfield showed strength and an unwavering moral compass in the face of tragedy.

Garfield's First Lady: Lucretia

Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield and Military Service: Committed to the Cause

American Experience

Garfield and Military Service: Committed to the Cause

Garfield's time in the Union Army strengthened his support of the abolition movement.

Garfield and Military Service: Committed to the Cause

Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield and Lying: The Conkling Problem

American Experience

Garfield and Lying: The Conkling Problem

New York senator Roscoe Conkling was no fan of James Garfield.

Garfield and Lying: The Conkling Problem

Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

American Experience

Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

In 1880 the Republican party was divided into two warring factions.

Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

Video thumbnail: American Experience Garfield on the Enemy: Racial Inequality

American Experience

Garfield on the Enemy: Racial Inequality

Garfield believed that every man, no matter his color, had a say in the U.S. government.

Garfield on the Enemy: Racial Inequality

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