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Question 189: On July 2, 1881, lawyer and itinerant preacher Charles Guiteau fatally shot recently-elected US President James Garfield. Why?
Author: SeleucusNicator - Category: 19th Century
Difficulty: 4/5 - Zone: United States

  • Guiteau had asked to become ambassador to France and had been rejected
  • Guiteau was a Democrat and thus disliked the Republican Garfield
  • Guiteau believed his wife had cheated on him with Garfield several years earlier
  • Guiteau believed that God had ordered him to do it

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