James Garfield

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Disciples -  · 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.
hard money -  · 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 Institute  -  · 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 Hiram College.