Why Did Charles Guiteau Kill President Garfield?

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Charles Guiteau suffered from mental illness most of his life. He assassinated President Garfield because he believed that God commanded him to do so because he felt Garfield was unappreciative of his (Guiteau's) efforts to win the Presidential election.
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The reason Charles Guiteau assassinated President was that he felt that after he wrote the speech, Garfield vs. Hancock, and Garfield won the republican nomination in the presidential campaign, he believed to be largely responsible for Garfield's victory. He felt that his reward should be an ambassadorship,a position he was not qualified for, His personal requests to Garfied and the Cabinett were always rejected. Finally, Secretary of State, James Blaine told him never to return. Guiteau decided that God commanded him to kill the President.
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