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James A. Garfield

Presidential Leaders Series

After one of the closest elections in history, 4,449,053 votes to 4,442,035 votes, James A. Garfield was elected President of the United States in 1880. This was the peak of a long political career that would end with an assassin’s bullet only four months into Garfield’s presidency. Garfield supported full civil rights for the nation’s newly freed slaves, and his death changed the political landscape at a critical time in American history.

Reading level: Grade 7
For ages 11 and older
ISBN: 0-8225-1398-6

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