Essay On The Compromise Of 1877

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Southern Whites had resorted to intimidation and violence to keep blacks from voting and restore white supremacy in the region. By the 1870s, support was racially relating in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. The Compromise of 1877 was an unwritten deal that settled the intensity of 1876 during the U.S presidential election. Rutherford B. Hayes was awarded the White House over Samuel J. Tilden which caused the Failure of Reconstruction which started in 1865 and led to 1877. The American Civil War Slaves started the compromise. The releasing of the slaves started failure of reconstruction because lacking the political focus’ efforts that failed to solve the sectional wounds. The compromise …show more content…
Samuel J. Tilden the Democrat was running against Rutherford B. Hayes the republican. In 1873, a series of Supreme Court decisions limited the scope of the Reconstruction era laws and federal support for the so-called Reconstruction Amendments. The 14th and 15th Amendment gave the African Americans the status of citizenship and the protection of the Constitution which was including the “all important right to vote.” On Election Day, the Democrats appeared to come out on top. Samuel J. Tilden had 184 of the 185 votes that he needed to win which was leading by over 250,000 votes. By “March 2, 1877, only three day before the beginning of a policy, the Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared winner of the 1876 election, defeating the Democrat Samuel J. Tilden in one of the most disputed elections in American history.” (Hayes, 1) Hayes and the republicans met in secret with moderate southern Democrats in hope of convincing them not to block the official counting of votes through filibuster and effectively allow Hayes’ election. In February, at a meeting held in Washington’s Wormley Hotel, the Democrats agreed to accept a Hayes victory and he was now the president. As soon as the troops left, many white Republicans also left, and the “Redeemer.” Democrats agreed that Rutherford B. Hayes was president and was in exchanged for the withdrawal of federal troops from the South and granting home rule

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