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Rutherford B. Hayes

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Transcript of Rutherford B. Hayes

January 17, 1893
October 4, 1822
Birth and Early Life
Born on October 4, 1822, in Delaware, Ohio.
Prior Presidency
President Hayes fought in the Army during the Civil War, and rising to the rank of brevet major general.
Presidency
Hayes pledged protection of the rights of African Americans in the Southern States
Accomplishments
President Rutherford Hayes signed the Act to Relieve Certain Legal Disabilities of Women, in 1879, which paved the way for female attorneys to argue cases in U.S. federal court.
Failures
Hayes appointed Southerners to high-level government positions. This action antagonized some members of Hayes’ own party.
Post Presidency
Hayes dedicated his life on causes such as children’s literacy, prison reform, and the gap between rich and poor Americans, after retiring.
Death and Legacy
Rutherford B. Hayes died on January 17, 1893 in Fremont, Ohio.
By: Huy Vu
His full name is Rutherford Birchard Hayes.
President Hayes' family had moved to Ohio five years previously.
Attended many different colleges which includes Kenyon College and Harvard Law School.

In 1849, Hayes moved to the Cincinnati, where he was drawn into the Republic Party and flourished as a young Whig lawyer.
He ran for the House of Representatives while in the Army, winning easily with the majority of votes, and entered Congress in December 1865.
President Hayes served as the Governor of Ohio between 1867 to 1876 for three terms.
Hayes wanted that his appointments must be made on merit, instead of political considerations.
Advocated the restoration of "wise, honest, and peaceful local self-government." by withdrawing troops.
Only served one term as he declined to run for a second time.
President Hayes also signed the Compromise of 1877, which signaled the end of Reconstruction era.
Ordered federal troops to stop the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, which had impact on the economy.
Unable to veto the Bland-Allison act which allowed federal government to resume minting silver coins.
Unable to carry out his inaugural address that promise suffrage for blacks in the Southern States.
His office was succeeded by James A. Garfield
Rutherford B. Hayes is a respectable president that tries to carry out his inaugural address and seeking reforms that led to where we are today.
Hayes traveled around the country spreading policy reform topics.
Hayes served as the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University.
"No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office."
-Rutherford B. Hayes


"To vote is like the payment of a debt, a duty never to be neglected, if its performance is possible."
-Rutherford B. Hayes


"The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best."
-Rutherford B. Hayes


"One of the tests of the civilization of people is the treatment of its criminals."
-Rutherford B. Hayes


Samuel J. Tilden
Mark Twain
Samuel J. Tilden has won the popular vote by about 250,000 but congress appointed 15 people to determine of each state's electoral votes.
Hayes' father had died before his birth. Him and his sister, Fanny, were taken care of by their mother. Hayes married Lucy Webb in 1852. They had 8 kids altogether.
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