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The most dangerous job in America is not, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced, fishing. Nor is it logging, flying, or steel manufacturing. The job with the worst mortality rate is the hardest one to get: President of the United States.
He is head of state, Commander-in-chief, and the country’s top legislator. The President of the United States has arguably the toughest job in America, and it turns out, the most deadly.
James A. Garfield didn’t want the job, and his arguments from the convention floor to that effect were so eloquent and moving, he was nominated forthwith.
If in the annals of American history, there was ever an expert witness on Presidential assassinations, that person would be Robert Lincoln.
The dog days of summer are here: so warmed up, and slowed down, that even Congress has stopped doing nothing…
This exhibition deals with the relationship that developed between the United States of America and the Holy Land, starting in 1844.
The most famous gunfight in Western history; three men had been killed, and someone, the law said, had to answer.
The assassin Charles Guiteau fired, twice, into his back. “My God!” the President cried, “What is this?”