Who is Rutherford Birchard Hayes?

  • (noun): 19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893).
    Synonyms: Hayes, Rutherford B. Hayes, President Hayes

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    Gladstone in Great Britain and Parnell in Ireland, under the watchword, “Home Rule for Ireland,” are fighting the battle of self-government for all mankind.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    What a prodigious growth this English race, especially the American branch of it, is having! How soon will it subdue and occupy all the wild parts of this continent and of the islands adjacent. No prophecy, however seemingly extravagant, as to future achievements in this way [is] likely to equal the reality.
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    Push, labor, shove,—these words of great power in a city like this. Two years must find me with a living and increasing business, or I quit the city and probably the profession.
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    What Congress and the popular sentiment approve is rarely defeated by reason of constitutional objections. I trust the measure will turn out well. It is a great relief to me. Defeat in this way, after a full and public hearing before this [Electoral] Commission, is not mortifying in any degree, and success will be in all respects more satisfactory.
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    My hobby more and more is likely to be common school education, or universal education.
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