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1Kimberly RathburnMrs. Welbourn11th1/9/2016Compromise of 1877Why would former slaves and Radical Republicans describe the state of affairs following the Compromise of 1877 as “worse than slavery”? Radical Republicans and former slaves both agreed on many things. Radical Republicans wanted former slaves to have the same rights as a white man. Both the former slaves and republicans wanted to abolish slavery. The presidential election that led to the Compromise in 1877 caused a lot of dispute amongst the Radical Republicans and Democrats on what would come up from slavery.To begin, the Radical Republicans was a group from the Republican Congressmen. The Radical Republicans favored abolishing slavery because they wanted equality for all men. They voted for Rutherford B. Hayes to be their nineteenth president. He won the election against Samuel Tilden. The Radical Republicans became angry with Rutherford after his election because he told them he was going to help former slaves. However, his decision to restore