Destiny of the Republic
Read the book Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of the President. The book essays will be in a computer generated (typed) format in standard essay form. (An
introduction with a thesis statement, paragraphs with strong topic sentences and supporting evidence,
followed by a conclusion and proper citation of sources.)
The questions to answer are:
What led to the assassination of President James Garfield? Discuss both his and the assassins lives.
As a result of his death, what reforms both political and medical took place? Describe in detail what led to these reforms and what the reforms were?