The Compromise of 1877 - The Compromise of 1877 was a hushed deal between the Republicans and Democrats after a close call election in 1876 The deal

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The Compromise of 1877 was a hushed deal between the Republicans and Democrats after a close call election in 1876. The deal stated that while the Republican candidate, Rutherford E. Hayes, could move into the Whitehouse and be the political head of the country, he would have to abandon one of his main political statements, and release the federal troops from the Southern states, therefor allowing the policy of the Democratic candidate, Samuel J. Tilden, to taint his political views. In addition, the Democratic Party would have won the GOP, in turn meaning that they would have a majority in Congressional matters. By agreeing to the compromise, Hayes was indirectly “ending reconstruction and further suppressing the rights of the newly freed African Americans”, as the southern states would once again be able to create a biased, oppressing government. Despite having just released a major civil rights act merely two years before (The Civil

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