Compromise of 1877: Definition, Summary & Results


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The disputed electoral votes in the presidential election of 1876 were decided by the:

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1. During the presidential election of 1876, the apparent front runner with a near majority of the electoral votes and almost a quarter of a million more popular votes than his opponent was:

2. As a result of the Compromise of 1877:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 1870s were a tumultuous time for America, still reeling from the effects of the Civil War. The Compromise of 1877 was the result of that tumult coming to a head, and this quiz will assess your knowledge of the Compromise and the time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to test your knowledge of the Compromise of 1877 in the following ways:

  • How electoral votes were decided upon in 1876
  • The front runner of the 1876 presidential election
  • The results of the Compromise of 1877
  • Things that were and were not involved in the Compromise of 1877
  • What the Compromise of 1877 actually was

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on the Compromise of 1877
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge learned about the Compromise of 1877
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions about events leading up to the Compromise of 1877 and what happened as a result

Additional Learning

Looking to learn more? Read the lesson Compromise of 1877: Definition, Summary & Results, which covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the American political landscape in 1876
  • Understand the crisis of the 1876 presidential election
  • Identify the promises of the Compromise of 1877
  • Know the aftermath of the Compromise of 1877