Destiny Of The Republic Essay

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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard is a non fiction book on the killing of James
A. Garfield. Garfield was our twentieth President of the U.S. He was also the second to be assassinated while still in his term. He was killed by Charles Guiteau, a crazy person seeking office, on July 2nd, 1881. Since he had such a short term as President because of his death many people do not understand the true influence Garfield had on people in his life.

The book starts off in 1880 at the Republican National Convention where James Garfield came about as a shocking candidate to become the next President of the U.S. James Garfield was a Civil War veteran and a Ohio congressman. With that being said, Garfield won the Presidency in November 1880. We are then introduced to a man named Charles Guiteau. He is a bright but psychotic man who does not know what to do with his future. The 1880 campaign moved on and Guiteau believed that a speech he spoke was good enough to land him a diplomatic assignment overseas. Garfield is inaugurated March 1881 and he then is soon annoyed by many office seeker...

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