The democratic candidate, governor samuel j tilden of new york, had carried a majority of the popular vote, and by the morning after the election he had 184 of the 185 electoral votes necessary for a majority tilden's republican opponent, governor rutherford b hayes of ohio, had at best 166 electoral votes (or 165 if. After the most disputed election in american history, the compromise of 1877 put rutherford hayes into office as the nation's 19th president outraged northern democrats as the 1876 presidential election approached, the democrats chose as their candidate governor samuel b tilden of new york, while the republicans. Id at 157 (breyer, j, dissenting) 4 william h rehnquist, centennial crisis: the disputed election of 1876 (2004) 5 roy morris, jr, the fraud of the century: rutherford b hayes, samuel tilden, and the stolen election of 1876 (2003) 6 rehnquist and morris each begin their books with a list of the historical parallels. Centennial crisis: the disputed election of 1876 [william h rehnquist] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in the annals of presidential elections, the hotly contested 1876 race between rutherford b hayes and samuel j tilden was in many ways as remarkable in its time as bush versus gore was in.
The bitter 1876 contest between ohio republican governor rutherford b hayes and new york democratic governor samuel tilden was the most sensational and corrupt covers the disputed 1876 election, caused by a electoral differences in florida and decided by a single partisan member of the supreme court. United states presidential election of 1876, disputed american presidential election held on november 7, 1876, in which republican rutherford b hayes defeated democrat samuel j tilden tilden led hayes by more than 260,000 popular votes, and preliminary returns showed tilden with 184 electoral votes ( one shy of. For rutherford b hayes, election evening of november 7, 1876, was shaping up to be any presidential candidate's nightmare even though the first returns were just coming in by telegraph, newspapers were announcing that his opponent, the democrat samuel j tilden, had won hayes, a republican. In 1876 new york's democratic governor samuel j tilden sought to regain the presidency from the republicans—the party that saved the union, but whose harsh though well-intentioned reconstruction of the south was then dividing it the young gop countered with ohio governor rutherford b hayes.
Background to the compromise of 1877 for kids - the presidential election of 1876 the republican candidate was rutherford b hayes of ohio his democratic opponent was samuel j tilden of new york the electoral returns were fraught with accusations and arguments there appeared to be two sets. Controversial decision in the 2000 election, would offer fresh insight into the thinking and behavior of the justices in the other great disputed presidential election, that of 1876, when the republican rutherford b hayes defeated the democrat samuel j tilden by only a single vote in the electoral college. In 1876 the democrats nominated him for the presidency, the republicans nominating rutherford b hayes of ohio the result was the disputed election of 1876, when two sets of returns were sent to washington from the states of florida , louisiana, south carolina and oregon as the federal constitution contained no.
The republicans nominated governor rutherford b hayes of ohio the 1876 presidential election was exceedingly close, with the disputed electoral votes of three southern states potentially providing victory to either party both campaigns were later accused of corruption in their efforts to win the disputed electoral votes. After serving again in the state assembly, tilden was elected governor of new york in 1874 in 1876 he was the democratic nominee for president of the united states he lost to republican rutherford b hayes in a disputed election, with southern democrats conceding the presidency in part for the promise of an end to. One hundred twenty-four years ago another disputed presidential election took place under conditions of sharp social polarization in the united states the presidential contest of 1876 between democrat samuel tilden and republican rutherford b hayes resulted in a rightward political realignment within. In 1876, rutherford b hayes won the election (by a margin of one electoral vote), but he lost the popular vote by more than 250,000 ballots to samuel j tilden in 1888, benjamin harrison received 233 electoral votes to grover cleveland's 168, winning the presidency but harrison lost the popular vote by.
Law library of congress collection related to elections fishel, leslie h the very victorian rutherford b hayes, 5 hayes hist j 7 (1986) e682 h43 flick, alexander c samuel jones tilden: a study in political sagacity new york: dodd, mead the hayes-tilden disputed presidential election of 1876 1st ams ed. Rutherford b hayes republican governor from ohio and presidential nominee who ran against democrat samuel j tilden in the election of 1876 republicans chose in the wake of the scandals associated with ulysses s grant's presidency, hayes's clean political record made him a sound candidate although hayes. Ing the disputed 1876 presidential election step 1 tell your students they will be examining voting rights during the reconstruction era (1863-1876) the winner of the 1876 presidential election between democrat samuel tilden and republican ruther- ford b hayes louisiana, florida, and south carolina had each. Rutherford b hayes in reconstruction hayes served in congress and as governor of ohio before accepting the republican presidential nomination in 1876 against democratic candidate samuel j the hayes-tilden election was extraordinarily close, and the ballot counts from several southern states were disputed.
The republican party named rutherford b hayes as its presidential candidate, while democrats nominated samuel j tilden on election day evening, early returns indicated that tilden had 203 electoral votes, comfortably in excess of the 185 needed to win new york governor samuel tilden and. Genealogy for samuel jones tilden (1814 - 1886) family tree on geni, with over 180 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives during the 1876 presidential election, tilden won the popular vote over his republican opponent, rutherford b hayes, proving that the democrats were back in the. The compromise of 1877 resolved the disputed 1876 presidential election between democratic candidate samuel tilden and republican candidate rutherford b hayes democrats agreed that rutherford b hayes would become president in exchange for the withdrawal of federal troops from the south and the granting of.
After the civil war, tilden became chairman of the democratic state committee and soon came into conflict with the notorious tweed ring of new york city during the 1876 presidential election, tilden won the popular vote over his republican opponent, rutherford b hayes, proving that the democrats were back in the. The occasion was the presidential contest of 1876, between republican governor rutherford b hayes of ohio and democratic governor samuel j tilden of new york when all the by sheer good luck, the principals in the disputed election were cautious, unsensational men of patriotic instincts governor tilden, a.
The united states presidential election of 1876 was the 23rd quadrennial presidential election, held on tuesday, november 7, 1876 it was one of the most contentious and controversial presidential elections in american history, and is known for being the catalyst for the end of reconstruction after a controversial. The compromise of 1877 was an informal agreement that ended the turmoil surrounding the contested presidential election of 1876 samuel j tilden, the democratic candidate, won the popular vote by nearly a quarter million votes however, republican rutherford b hayes won the electoral college to complicate. Democratic nominee samuel j tilden narrowly won the popular vote, but needed one more electoral vote for a majority in the all-important electoral college republican nominee rutherford b hayes need all 20 of the disputed electoral votes to become president after much acrimony and mutual recriminations, congress.