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04/03/1877 Presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes begins


Rutherford B. Hayes | 60-Second Presidents | PBS


Rutherford Hayes | Presidential Minute


The American Presidential Election of 1876

Hayes, the 19th United States president, took office after winning the closely contested presidential election. He attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War and Reconstruction while protecting the civil rights of African-Americans, but largely failed in the latter pursuit.
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