- According to the reports re-published by the National Republican two days after the election of 1876, what were the chances of Rutherford B. Hayes winning the presidency? Provide evidence from the reports to support your conclusion.
- Use evidence from the reports out of New York and Governor Hayes' speech to characterize the election results of 1876. What impact could such an election have on a country still recovering from a civil war?
"A Speech from Gov. Hayes," National Republican, pp. 1, 9 November 1876. Courtesy of Library of Congress