Rutherford B. Hayes: Hero Or Villain?

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How should history view Rutherford B. Hayes: hero or villain? Explain. Rutherford Hayes the 19th President of the United States didn’t win the popular vote but, “was elected president after a partisan Electoral commission awarded him all of the electoral votes in dispute.” Hayes appears to have a good personality and to have good intentions for the country. It Also seems that he has a very good reputation for honesty. “Hayes’ presidency is an excellent illustration of how party stalemate and equilibrium can hamper effective executive leadership.” Some events Hayes’ presidency that can lead to see him as a hero are the following. President Hayes “appointed a commission heed to investigate the largest patronage office in the federal service,
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