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American Experience | Clip | Garfield and Unity: Machine Politics

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.

S28 E4 | 0:02:59 | AIRED: 2/2/2016 |
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