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Rutherford B. Hayes Quiz

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What number of President was Rutherford B. Hayes sequentially?
13th
15th
17th
19th

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Hayes was from what state which he served as the Governor of?
Ohio
Tennessee
Virginia
Maryland

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Before the Civil War, Hayes regularly proved himself an abolitionist as he fought to defend individuals charged with violating the Fugitive Slave Act that was passed in what year?
1850
1860
1863
1866

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Hayes served in the Union Army during the Civil War. By the war's end, his bravery earned him what brevet rank?
Captain
Major General
Staff Sergeant
Lieutenant Colonel

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What was the first name of Rutherford B. Hayes' First Lady known for her refusal to allow alcohol in the White House?
Angela
Lucy
Tilly
Margarette

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Rutherford B. Hayes tried to restore faith in the presidency after he succeeded what previous man whose incompetent handling of the station left many Americans angry?
Andrew Johnson
Franklin Pierce
Ulysses S. Grant
Chester A. Arthur

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Hayes won what year's presidential election after much controversy and deliberation due to the closeness of the race?
1876
1884
1868
1890

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In the infamous Election of 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes ran against what Democratic candidate who won the popular vote?
Oliver Douglas
Oscar Troupe
Henry Allen
Samuel Tilden

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The Compromise of 1877 allowed Hayes to become President on the condition that he do which of the following?
He would shut down the national bank.
He would surrender the President's right to veto.
He would withdraw federal troops from the South to end Reconstruction.
He would ratify the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

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Hayes was widely criticized for his handling of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 where he called armed forces to break a strike by workers of what railroad?
The Washington Railroad
The Streamforth Railroad
The Virginia Railroad
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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The Bland-Allison Act which Hayes tried and failed to veto allowed the American government to buy and mint dollars out of what material?
Gold
Copper
Silver
Paper

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Hayes ended up arbitrating a land dispute between Argentina and what bordering nation in such a way that that nation ended up naming a nearby town after Hayes?
Panama
Brazil
Chile
Paraguay

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Due to Rutherford B. Hayes' desire to end the spoils system, he came into conflict with what sect of the Republican Party who dramatically supported patronage as a political practice?
The Oakies
The Gerrymanders
The Mugwumps
The Stalwarts

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Throughout Hayes' presidency, the Democratic Party tried to repeal what series of acts that gave the government the power to combat and arrest domestic terror groups like the K.K.K.?
The Rebellion Acts
The Hartmoor-Pryde Acts
The Enforcement Acts
The Bandstand Acts

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What American President succeeded Rutherford B. Hayes after Hayes kept a promise that he made to only pursue one term in office?
Calvin Coolidge
James Garfield
Woodrow Wilson
Theodore Roosevelt

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