Compromise of 1877

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The Compromise of 1877 was an unwritten agreement after the American Civil War. It that gave many favors to the South.

The federal government promised to give more aid to the South. It also promised to remove all troops who were still in the South after the Civil War.

Democrats also said they would maintain African American rights.

This marked the end of Reconstruction. President Hayes was saying that the government would stop trying to fix Southern society and helping African Americans in the South.