Ten fun facts about Rutherford B. Hayes
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Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born on October 4, 1822 and died on January 17, 1893.
As president, Rutherford Hayes supervised the end of Reconstruction and reestablished trust in the government.
Hayes was an activist who started the struggles that led to civil service improvement and tried to reunite the discords left over from the Civil War and Reconstruction.
When the Civil War started he left his political career to join the Union Army as an officer.Fact 5
Hayes was injured 5 times that gave him the reputation for courageousness in battle and he was promoted to the rank of major general.Fact 6
In 1876, Rutherford Hayes was chosen as president in one of the most combative and confused elections in American history.Fact 7
Hayes believed in meritocratic government, equal dealing regardless of race and in enhancement through education.Fact 8
He rejected the Bland-Allison Act that would have put silver money into exchange and elevated prices, claiming that upkeep of the gold standard was important to economic revival.Fact 9
Rutherford Hayes kept his promise not to run for re-election, went to his home in Ohio and became a promoter of social and educational change.Fact 10
His biographer Ari Hoogenboom says his biggest accomplishment was to rebuild trust in the presidency and to change the depreciation of executive power that prevailed after Lincoln's death. Go to more people facts ❯
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