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1) Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the United States following the assassination of President James Garfield in 1881. During his presidency, he signed the country first civil service law.

2) Arthur was admitted to the bar in 1854 and joined a law firm in Brooklyn. The firm head was active in the antislavery movement, which led to Arthur working on influential civil rights cases.

3) Garfield and Arthur won the election and took office in 1881. On July 2, 1881, Garfield was shot by a crazed office seeker who declared himself a Stalwart and wanted Arthur to be president.

4) Arthur surprisingly continued the reforms started by Presidents Hayes and Garfield against the spoils system where people got jobs based on their political affiliation.

5) Arthur also took an interest in modernizing and expanding the U.S. Navy, which had declined following the Civil War. In 1882 Congress appropriated money for the country first all-steel vessels.

6) For his efforts, Arthur earned the nickname Father of the Steel Navy. He also saw the passage of the first laws to restrict immigration, The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.



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