Decision to remove Federal troops in 1877 and its impact on Americans.
In the presidential election of 1876 there was no clear winner.
As part of the Compromise of 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican) became president and to make Democrats happy, ferderal troops were removed from the south.
As a result, Reconstuction governments in the South collapsed and Reconstruction ended.
- 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment became part of the Constitution.
- This will provide a legal basis for the Civil rights movement in the 20th Century.