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Presidents of the United States
James Garfield

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Presidents of the United States


James Garfield
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.25

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    preacher, president, intelligent, victory, twentieth, bullet, search, government, remove, earn, able, serve, eventually, also, left, another
     content words:    James Garfield, Hiram College, Civil War, Alexander Graham Bell


James Garfield
By Meg Leonard
  

1     James Garfield was our twentieth president. He was born in Ohio in 1831. His father died when he was two. Garfield had to work hard as a boy. He had to earn money to go to school. Eventually, he went to college in Massachusetts. He went back to Ohio and taught at Hiram College. He became president of this college the next year. He left Hiram College to serve in the Civil War. He left the war when he was elected to Congress. He served in Congress for 18 years. Garfield ran for president in 1880. He was a dark horse candidate. This means that his victory was a surprise. He won by only 10,000 popular votes. Unfortunately, Garfield was not president for long. About six months after he was sworn in, Garfield was shot. The man who shot him was mad that he did not get a job in the government. Alexander Graham Bell, the man who invented the telephone, tried to find the bullet in Garfield. .....
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