Tag Archives: Presidents

US Civil War: Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site continues with a look at Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address. Has any president in US history been inaugurated under such fraught circumstances as Lincoln? States had already begun seceding from the … Continue reading

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The Connection between President Eisenhower & Gettysburg

President Eisenhower had a special relationship with the town and famous battlefield of Gettysburg, going back to his days in Camp Colt. Learn about it here from Todd Arrington, the site directory for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. … Continue reading

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Civil War Generals & the Indian Wars

Our Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War series continues with a look at the role that Civil War generals played in the Indian wars. Ranger Alan Gephardt of James A. Garfield National Historic Site specifically examines the actions and opinions … Continue reading

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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

No presidential assassination is inconsequential, but Abraham Lincoln’s murder was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. It set the tone for the lengthy and contentious Reconstruction Era – though perhaps not the way in which his assassin, John Wilkes Booth, … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: From World War to the Cold War

We concluded our Presidents of the 20th Century series with a focus on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a complicated man — a West Point graduate and general who warned about the military-industrial complex; a man who valued duty but … Continue reading

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