Who won the election of 1876 and ended reconstruction
Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of 1876 by Roy Morris Jr.The bitter 1876 contest between Ohio Republican Governor Rutherford B. Hayes and New York Democratic Governor Samuel Tilden was the most sensational and corrupt presidential election in American history. It was also, in many ways, the final battle of the Civil War. Although Tilden received some 265,000 more popular votes than his opponent, and needed only one more electoral vote for victory, contested returns in three southern states still under Republican-controlled Reconstruction governments ultimately led to Hayess being declared the winner after four tense months of brazen political intrigue and threats of violence that brought armed troops into the streets of the nations capital.
In this major work of popular history and scholarship, Roy Morris, Jr., takes readers to Philadelphia in Americas centennial year, where millions celebrated the nations industrial might and democratic ideals; to the nations heartland, where Republicans refought the Civil War by waging a cynical bloody shirt campaign to tar the Democrats as the party of disunion and rebellion; and finally into the smoke-filled back rooms of Washington, D.C., where the will of the people was thwarted and the newly won rights of four million former slaves were ignored, leading to nearly ninety years of legalized segregation in the South.
Election of 1876
The Compromise of (the Great Betrayal) was an informal, unwritten deal, that settled the intensely disputed U.S. presidential election. It resulted in the United States federal government pulling the last troops out of the South, and formally ended the Reconstruction Era. Through the Compromise, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was awarded.
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The Election of 1876 & The End of Reconstruction
Immediately after the presidential election of , it became clear that the outcome of the race hinged largely on disputed returns from Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina—the only three states in the South with Reconstruction-era Republican governments still in power. As a result of the so-called Compromise of or Compromise of , Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina became Democratic once again, effectively marking the end of the Reconstruction era. By the s, support was waning for the racially egalitarian policies of Reconstruction , as many southern whites had resorted to intimidation and violence to keep blacks from voting and restore white supremacy in the region. Beginning in , a series of Supreme Court decisions limited the scope of Reconstruction-era laws and federal support for the so-called Reconstruction Amendments, particularly the 14th and 15th, which gave African Americans the status of citizenship and the protection of the Constitution , including the all-important right to vote. In addition, accusations of corruption within the administration of Ulysses S. Grant and an economic depression had heightened discontent with the Republican Party, in the White House since
Compromise of 1877: The 1876 Election
The Rutherford B. Hayes Administration Republican, Early Life Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born and raised in Ohio by a moralistic single mother after his father died ten weeks before Rutherford was born. With the help of a wealthy uncle, Hayes went to Harvard Law School, and then made a name for himself as a successful criminal defense lawyer. He married Lucy Ware Webb, a girl who came from a wealthy, liberal, and politically active family.