In the election of 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden fought a very closely contested campaign. The results of the election were disputed in a number of states. Florida was one of these states South Carolina, Louisiana, Oregon. In these states, the Republicans said the Democrats were refusing to count black votes while the Democrats said the Republicans were refusing to count votes for Tilden. Both parties claimed that they had won Florida and three other states.
2. What were the components of the Compromise of 1877? What governmental groups and individuals were involved, etc? Be sure to include all relevant facts …show more content…
What results did Hayes's election have on Reconstruction? What was the impact on blacks in the South?
He received fewer votes than Tilden but Democrats agreed to let Hayes become president in exchange for a complete withdrawal of federal troops from the South. Hayes ordered the remaining federal troops to vacate South Carolina and Louisiana. The Supreme Court repeatedly struck down Radical Republican legislation, issuing rulings that had a devastating effect on blacks’ civil liberties.
7. Using the link to the web site on the Electoral College, explain in a paragraph how the Electoral College process works.
In today’s age, a President must win 270 electoral votes to become President. I no candidate wins a majority of electoral votes, the 12th amendment to the Constitution provides for Presidential election by the House of Representatives with each state delegation receiving one vote. The electors are chosen by the states and the District of Columbia on the day of the general election. The electors in each state have to meet to cast their votes.
8. Explain how Hayes—or any other President—could lose the popular vote and yet win the