Birth: October 4, 1822
Death: January 17, 1893
Term of Office: March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881
Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term
First Lady: Lucy Ware Webb
Rutherford B Hayes Quote: "Abolish plutocracy if you would abolish poverty."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Compromise of 1877 (End of Reconstruction)
- Bland-Allison Act (1878)
- Pronounced the necessity of creating an American controlled canal in Panama (1880)
States Entering Union While in Office:
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As the Civil War ended, the government was left with the job of mending the horrendous rift that had torn the nation apart. The programs of reconstruction were efforts to help achieve this goal.
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