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  • Several blacks held government positions…600 were state legislators, some were judges and others were elected to Congress…began electing white democrats to replace blacks and republicans
  • Ch 16 sec 4

    1. 1. Bourbon Reconstruction
    2. 2. • Led by Conservative Southerners • The General Amnesty Act gave most Southerners the right to vote again • Southerners wanted to “redeem the south” from black rule
    3. 3. Election of 1876 • Republicans nominated Rutherford B. Hayes • Democrats nominated Samuel J. Tilden
    4. 4. Rutherford B Hayes
    5. 5. Samuel J. Tilden
    6. 6. • Republicans resorted to “waving the bloody shirt” – reminded voters of war issues
    7. 7. Who Won? • At first looked like Tilden won • He had 184 of the 185 electoral votes needed • South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida sent in conflicting reports. (They were still federally occupied)
    8. 8. • Congress set up a commission of 15 men to see who would get the votes • In a vote of 7 to 8 all votes went to the Republicans • Hayes Won!
    9. 9. Compromise of 1877 • Democrats hinted at another civil war • Democrats would allow the votes to be counted • The remainder of the federal troops would be removed from the south

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