In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about Chester Arthur assumed the role as president after James A. Garfield was assassinated. He was an unpopular president because of his lack of ability to enforce civil rights for Blacks and for Native Americans. He could not convince Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1875 or the Dawes Act that would allow Native tribes to own their own land. His legacy was so uneventful, Times rated him as one of the Top 10 Forgettable Presidents.
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