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Running head: RUTHEFORD B. HAYES 1 Rutherford B. Hayes Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
RUTHERFORD B HAYES 2 Rutherford B. Hayes was born on 4 th October 1822 in Delaware, Ohio to Sophia Birchard Hayes and Rutherford Hayes Jr. His father, farmer, and storekeeper on the same year he was born
RUTHERFORD B HAYES 3 and got raised together with her sister with their mother through the help of their uncle, Sardis Birchard. In his life, Rutherford made tremendous accomplishments that characterize the United States during his reign. He was the 19 th president of the United States after winning against Samuel Tiden, an election that was considered controversial and fiercely disputed. In striving to control the locals and good will, a movement that was seen by most individuals as a betrayal to the African Americans in the South, he withdrew troops from the Reconstruction states. However, he is remembered by bringing an end to the Reconstruction Era that came after the Civil War in the United States even though the terms of putting an end to the war did not favor the black Americans. Rutherford made an immense contribution to the politics of the United States and had significant achievements that fostered growth and brought peace in the United States. Early Life and Education Rutherford got raised by his mother together with her sister after his father was deceased. He began his education at a common school in Delaware, Ohio and later joined Methodist Norwalk Seminary School in Ohio. At this school, he showed good performance that necessitated his transfer to the Webb School in Middletown. In 1838, he got back to Ohio and joined Kenyon College where he graduated in 1942 with a top honor. In 1845, three years after his success at Kenyon college, Hayes graduated from Harvard University with a degree in law. He then established his law firm in Lower Sandusky where he had an office and got several clients as it became known to the public. He later joined his family in New England after a piece of advice from his doctors who thought Hayes suffered from TB when he got sick in 1987.

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