Big, If True

E93: The Assassination of James A. Garfield

January 20, 2020

James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States of America, entered office with hopes of economic growth, social service reform, and the betterment of all Americans. Unfortunately, his term would be cut short, and after 199 days in office, Garfield succumbed to wounds suffer after being shot twice in the back by a deranged man named Charles J. Guiteau. The delusional Guiteau believed that he was responsible for Garfield's meteoric rise to the presidency, and so expected compensation from the President. When that compensation never came, Guiteau began to believe that he was sent by God to rid the United States of President James A. Garfield by any means necessary. In this episode of Big, If True, we discuss the assassination of President James A. Garfield.

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