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Episode 3.16 Going to the Lordy: The Assassination of the President James Garfield



At 9:30 am on July 2, 1881 in Washington, D.C., the 20th American president James Garfield was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station. Garfield's assassin: Charles J. Guiteau, a man described as awkward, insecure, and mentally disturbed. Guiteau was motivated by revenge after falsely believing he played a major role in Garfield's election victory, and never being rewarded for it. In today's episode we explore the lives and careers of both Garfield and Guiteau, and what led to the second assassination of an American president.


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