American POTUS

Rutherford Hayes: Victory by 1 Electoral Vote

February 23, 2021 Christie Weininger & Dustin McLochlin, PhD Season 2 Episode 7
American POTUS
Rutherford Hayes: Victory by 1 Electoral Vote
Show Notes

If you thought modern elections were tight, we present to you – the election of 1876!  The outcome was so close and so contested, some say a back room deal ultimately gave Hayes the White House by a margin of just 1 electoral vote.  Hayes did the best he could with his 4 years in office, but the formidable challenges of Southern reconstruction have tarnished his legacy to this day.  We’re taking an objective look at the highly contested presidency of Rutherford Hayes on this episode of American POTUS