A religious group that Garfield joined while attending
seminary school. Garfield took an active role in the church, attending
the church's school at Hiram, Ohio and eventually becoming a preacher.
It was a combination of several different Protestant faiths.
The term used to describe the system where paper currency
could be converted into gold or silver at a bank, a system that
would, in theory, lower inflation and even out currency fluctuations.
Western Reserve Eclectic
The institute of higher learning founded by the Disciples
in Hiram, Ohio. Garfield taught there for several years and even served
as the school's principal. Later, the school changed its name to