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Topics in Chronicling America - Presidential Administrations: Garfield

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.
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Important Dates:

  • March 4, 1881: James A. Garfield inaugurated.
  • May 1881: Roscoe Conkling resigns from Senate.
  • July 2, 1881: Garfield shot by Charles Guiteau.
  • September 19, 1881: Garfield dies.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Garfield, Roscoe Conkling, William Robertson, assassination.

Sample Articles from Chronicling America:

  • "The Election," Sacramento Daily Record-Union (Sacramento, CA), 3 November 1880, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "Between Several Fires," The Sun (New York, NY), 30 November 1880, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "Appointments to Office," New-York Tribune (New York, NY), 24 March 1881, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "The New York Collectorship," Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), 25 March 1881, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "Lord Roscoe Resigns," Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, NE), 17 May 1881, Page 1, Image 1, col. 2.
  • "Assassin's Work," Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), 3 July 1881, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "The Death Bed," Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), 20 September 1881, Page 1, Image 1, col. 1.
  • "Dorsey's Dose," [How Garfield was elected], Daily Globe (St. Paul, MN), 20 July 1883, Page 2, Image 2, col. 1.
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