James Garfield - As the last of the log cabin Presidents, James A. Garfield attacked political corruption and won back for the Presidency a measure of prestige it had lost during the Reconstruction period.
The first nationally televised Presidential debate in 1960. Compare this with a McCain, Obama debate and see what your students think. A great experiment would be to play some of the radio broadcast and ask students who they thought 'sounded better.' Then watch the debate and poll them after the video. Any difference? There was when I did it in my classroom... Kennedy-Nixon First Presidential Debate, 1960