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The presidential term of James Garfield is one that even after this amount of time is unique in many ways Though most well-known for how his life ended Garfield was truly a man of caliber throughout his life and what he could have done as president would have been monumental Early in life he was stuck with troubles but still made a valiant rise through the social classes due to the strong pushes he received by his siblings and mother The initial troubles made a man that throughout the entirety of his education and political career strove not to be good but to be better than all others around him as well as what was expected of himWithin Garfields limited time in office he forever solidified the power of the president He did this in a critical reform of the New York Customs House during which he met great opposition by New York Senator Roscoe Conkling Engaging this opposition by stating This will settle the question whether the President is registering clerk of the Senate or the Executive of the United States This confrontation ended Conklings career in the senate while simultaneously boosting presidential power throughout the years to followDebatably the most exciting event of his political career is its ending His death is one that caused a revolution of American health science This is by causing a swift following of what had already been constructed in European doctors offices It is generally accepted that he would have survived having this drastic change in health care happened merely months earlier He was shot by Charles J Guiteau a man who had wanted greatly to be in Garfields own cabinet but had been told no when a better candidate appeared Guiteau believed himself to have been more than partially responsible for the results of Garfields election Thinking his involvement meant his entitlement for appointment as ambassador even though Garfield disagreed with his assertion and
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