A election deal that occurred in the 1876 presidential election, where Rutherford B. Hayes is elected.

Exact DefinitionEdit

What was it?

It was both a settlement for the Democrats and Republicans over the election. The election had tied so both parties made a deal.

What did it do?

Hayes (Republican) is elected of Samuel Tilden (Democrat) and both parties agree to...

  • Remove all federal troops from confederate states.
  • Appoint at least one Southern Democrat to Hayes's cabinet
  • Construct another transcontinental railroad using the Texas and Pacific in the South
  • Help industrialize the South.


Ended the Radical Republicans' reconstruction. It also allowed things such as the Jim Crowe laws, and black codes to remain in the south. (Radical Republicans who wanted to hold a gun to the South's head.)

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