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Learning Exercise: The Rutherford B. Hayes Administration

The Rutherford B. Hayes Administration
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.


Submitted by:
William Paquette
Date Last Modified:
June 17, 2009


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.



  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • College Upper Division
  • High School


United States History; Rutherford B. Hayes; The Gilded Age.



Learning Objectives

To create a better understanding of the four years Rutherford B. Hayes served as President.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental Activity
  • Unsupervised


5-7 page paper.

Technical Notes