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Election of 1876


In "Election of 1876," Democratic Party candidate Tilden cries "Boo Hoo!
Ruthy Hayes's got my presidency, and won't give it to me."

Question 131491

Which of the following is not true about the election of 1876?

(A) an electoral commission composed of members of Congress and Supreme Court justices was selected to resolve electoral irregularities
(B) Democrat Samuel Tilden won the popular vote
(C) Republican leaders refused to withdraw federal troops from the South
(D) the Compromise of 1877 awarded the election to Republican candidate Rutherford Hayes
(E) there were disputed electoral votes in several Southern states

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