Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics
Clip: Season 28 Episode 4 | 2m 59s
Factions in the Republican party were breeding corruption, so Garfield worked to nominate James Blaine to combat the machine politics of the Stalwarts. But when Garfield delivered his speech to the Republican Convention to back Blaine, the crowd chanted that it was Garfield they wanted for president instead.
The full episode is no longer available for online streaming. Why?
Please continue to enjoy extra(s) from this episode. The full episode is still available for purchase through the "Buy Now" links.
Problems Playing Video?
New York senator Roscoe Conkling was no fan of James Garfield.
Garfield believed that every man, no matter his color, had a say in the U.S. government.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
A heartbreaking story of romance, madness, and medicine. Premieres Feb. 2, 2016 on PBS.
In 1881, President Garfield's presidency was cut short by an assassin. Coming Jan. 2016
Watch the first chapter of "Murder of a President" premiering Feb. 2, 2016 on PBS.
Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Consumer Cellular. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.