AH4.08 - 4.08H History Repeats Itself 1 Describe with clear and specific details from the texts the role the state of Florida played in the outcome of

AH4.08 - 4.08H History Repeats Itself 1 Describe with clear...

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4.08H History Repeats Itself 1. Describe with clear and specific details from the texts the role the state of Florida played in the outcome of the Election of 1876. What other states played a similar role? a. In Florida, both political parties were accusing the other of cheating—the Republicans claimed to have won by 922 votes while Democrats claimed “a 94 vote victory” and accused Republicans of ruining pro-Tilden ballots by smearing them with ink. As a result, Florida, along with the states of Louisiana, South Carolina, and Oregon, had to vote via the Electoral College system, giving the states two votes each. The outcome was an 8 to 7 ruling in Republican candidate, Hayne’s favor, awarding him the presidency. 2. What were the components of the Compromise of 1877? What governmental groups and individuals were involved, etc? Be sure to include all relevant facts from the texts above, including who was involved, what was agreed upon, where this event took place, the results of the event, etc. a. Some components of the Compromise of 1877 were that in exchange for Democrats accepting a Republican victory, Republicans had to withdraw federal troops from the South, provide federal funding for economic, political, and social improvements for the South, and name a prominent or important Southerner to the president’s cabinet. b. The governmental groups and individuals involved were the Republican leaders and Rutherford B. Hayes (won election), and the Democrat leaders and Samuel J. Tilden (lost election). c. The Compromise took place at Washington D.C.’s Wormley Hotel. d. Because the national government no longer took part in Southern affairs, racial segregation and inequality became more prominent. The Republican governments in Florida, South Carolina, and Louisiana had also collapsed, bringing the period of Reconstruction to an end. 3. Why do you think the Compromise of 1877 is also known as the Corrupt Bargain? What could be considered corrupt about it?

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