Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: First Lady Lucretia Garfield, President James Garfield, and the Front Porch Campaign

Description

Todd Arrington discusses James and Lucretia Garfield and the emergence of the Front Porch Campaign.

3 minutes

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the origin of the Front Porch Campaign.
  • How did James Garfield use this technique during the presidential campaign of 1880?
  • What was Lucretia Garfield’s role at these events?
  • How does this compare to modern day campaigning?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Campaign Rally
    • James Garfield
    • Presidential Election Of 1880

    Topics

    Executive BranchU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School