History assignment 1 (question 2).docx - 2 What was the result of the Compromise of 1877 What are the details involved During 1876 presidential election

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2) What was the result of the Compromise of 1877? What are the details involved? During 1876 presidential election, Democrat Samuel Tilden won a popular vote against Republican Rutherford Hayes; however, he was one vote short in electoral majority. In addition, three Republican states (FL, LA, SC) had disputed election returns. Special commission consistent of eight Republicans and seven Democrats was set up “to determine who would receive the votes of the disputed states” (Divine, p. 383). “ To ensure Hayes’s election, Republican leaders negotiated secretly with conservative southern Democrats, some of whom seemed willing to abandon the filibuster if the last troops were withdrawn and home rule restored to the South” ( Divine, p.383). The Compromise of 1877 made Hayes president and signified end of Reconstruction by withdrawing last federal troops from the South and giving rise to segregation. When Reconstruction ended, Democrats that came to power were called Redeemers. Whether their views were agrarian or industrial, they used political power to serve their own interests.

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