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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 Rutherford B. Hayes Administration
Description: Most of the focus on the administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes has been on the election of 1876. This assignment is designed to draw attention to the four years that Hayes served.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 4-6 hours.
Topics: United States History; Rutherford B. Hayes; The Gilded Age.
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, High School
Prerequisites Skills: None.
Learning Objectives: To create a better understanding of the four years Rutherford B. Hayes served as President.
Technical Notes: None.
Text of Learning Exercise: Instructions: Click "go to material." Click "Research and Collections." Click "Hayes Historical Journal." Read the following articles: "The Search for the Hayes Administration by Kenneth E. Davison, Fall 1978, Volume II, # 2; "Contemporary Estimates of President Hayes" compiled by Editors, Fall 1978, Volume II, # 2; "The First Days of the Hayes Administration: Inauguration to Easter Sunday 1877" by Webb C. Hayes and Watt Marchman, Fall 1977, Volume 1, # 4; and "Rutherford B. Hayes: Real and Substantial Greatness" by Ari Hoogenbone, Spring 1988, Volume 7, # 3. Write a 5-7 page paper evaluating the Hayes presidency.
Assessment: 5-7 page paper.
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