Hayes-Tilden Compromise of 1877

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Hayes-Tilden Compromise of 1877

 

a secret “gentlemen’s agreement” in the USA between the leaders of the Republican Party, representing the Northern bourgeoisie, and the Democratic Party, linked with the plantation owners of the South.

The compromise resolved a political crisis that had arisen as a result of the presidential election of 1876, in which R. Hayes was the Republican and S. Tilden the Democratic candidate. The agreement ensured that the congressional committee investigating the voting results in four contested states would decide in favor of Hayes. In exchange, Hayes pledged, among other things, to withdraw federal troops from South Carolina and Louisiana, thereby ensuring the de facto transfer of power in all the Southern states into the hands of the former slaveholders. [28–677–1 ]

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