United States presidential election, 1876

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The Contenders

Governor Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio, Republican

Governor Samuel Tilden of New York, Democrat

Results

Democrat Samuel J. Tilden secured 184 (185 votes needed to win) Electoral College votes on election night 1876. Tilden had won the popular vote, as well.

Four states: Florida, Louisiana, Oregon and South Carolina

A bi-partisan special electoral Congressional commission (8 Republican - 7 Democrat) decided each case along straight party lines, and Republican Rutherford B. Hayes became President by an Electoral College vote of 185 to 184.

This decision came about as part of the "Compromise of 1877" or the "Southern Compromise"

Issues

The Compromise of 1877 between the Republicans and Democrats, occurring in January of that year, was the solution to the contested Presidential election of 1876 and furthermore brought an end to the period of Reconstruction following the Civil War.

The Compromise came about as Democrats in the Senate threatened to prevent the commission from reporting with a filibuster. Republicans negotiated with the Democrats to abandon the filibuster by offering the following: the withdrawal of federal troops from the South, appointment of at least one Southerner to Hayes's cabinet, and economic benefits to railroads as an aid to industrialize the South.

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