That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, Ohio Governor|
|VP candidate:||WILLIAM WHEELER, New York Congressman|
|Popular votes:||4,033,497 (48.0%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Samuel J. Tilden, New York Governor|
|VP candidate:||Thomas Hendricks, Indiana Governor|
|Popular votes:||4,288,191 (51.0%)|
- A bipartisan Congressional Committee decided this election following disputes over vote tallies in four states.
- Hayes, who lost the popular vote, was granted the presidency in exchange for Southern political independence.
- This deal established a political system in which Northern Republican industrial interests dominated the executive branch while Southern Democratic agricultural interests controlled their own affairs.
- This led to racial segregation in the South.