American POTUS

James Garfield: The what-might-have-been Presidency

April 19, 2021 Todd Arrington Season 2 Episode 15
American POTUS
James Garfield: The what-might-have-been Presidency
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American POTUS
James Garfield: The what-might-have-been Presidency
Apr 19, 2021 Season 2 Episode 15
Todd Arrington

From the time James Garfield took office, he was focused on cleaning up the dirty politics of Washington.  And he was making progress, ensuring those that held lucrative government jobs, were actually qualified for those jobs – something that didn’t always happen.  But before he could really make his mark, two gun shots left him fighting for his life.  He died 11 weeks later, leaving the country and history experts to this day, wondering what might have been.  One of the shortest presidencies with the greatest potential for success, is on this episode of American POTUS.

Show Notes

From the time James Garfield took office, he was focused on cleaning up the dirty politics of Washington.  And he was making progress, ensuring those that held lucrative government jobs, were actually qualified for those jobs – something that didn’t always happen.  But before he could really make his mark, two gun shots left him fighting for his life.  He died 11 weeks later, leaving the country and history experts to this day, wondering what might have been.  One of the shortest presidencies with the greatest potential for success, is on this episode of American POTUS.