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Learning Exercise

Material: Rutherford B. Hayes
Submitted by: William Paquette on Jun 17, 2009
Date Last Modified: Jun 17, 2009
Title: The Election of 1876
Description: One of the most disputed elections in United States History was the Rutherford B. Hayes versus Samuel Tilden race of 1876. It is generally believed that Tilden should have won instead of Hayes. This assignment will offer greater insight into the Presidential race of 1876.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 3-5 hours.
Topics: United States History; Rutherford B. Hayes; Election of 1876.
Course: United States History
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To offer a more complete understanding about the controversial Election of 1876 and the personalities involved.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Click "go to material." Click "Rutherford B. Hayes." Click "the President." Read the following articles: Frequently Asked Questions about the Disputed Election of 1876; Disputed Election of 1876 by Ari Hoogenboom; Rutherford B. Hayes Acceptance Speech, 1876; Samuel Tidlen's Concession Speech, 1876; Inaugural Address of Rutherford B. Hayes. Write a 5-7 page paper to include the following: 1)the political backgrounds of Hayes and Tilden; 2)the election of 1876's major issues; 3) the initial election results; 4) the process to resolve to the election dispute; and 5) was Hayes the legitimate winner of the contest?
Assessment: A 5-7 page paper.
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