Immediately after the presidential election of 1876, it became clear that the outcome of the race hinged largely on disputed returns from Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina–the only three states in the South with Reconstruction-era Republican governments still in power.As a bipartisan congressional commission debated over the outcome early in 1877, allies of the Republican Party candidate Rutherford Hayes met in secret with moderate southern Democrats in order to negotiate acceptance of Hayes’ election.Ironically it was the white students in other buildings who bore the brunt of the police storming.
A cavalry and military commander in the war, Forrest is one of the war's most unusual figures.
They did, effectively shutting down the university.
The president of the university ordered the NYPD to smother the protest by force, aided by white athletes and members of the ROTC.
As the 1876 presidential election approached, the Democrats chose as their candidate Governor Samuel B.
Tilden of New York, while the Republicans nominated Rutherford B. In his acceptance of the nomination, Hayes wrote that if elected, he would bring “the blessings of honest and capable local self government” to the South–in other words, restrict federal enforcement of unpopular Reconstruction-era policies.