Presidential Election of 1876: Significance, Issues & Summary


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

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1. 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. Samuel Tilden was the presidential candidate from which party?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of the presidential election of 1876 and its lasting impact on the United States.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Disputed electoral votes
  • Initial front-runner
  • James G. Blaine
  • Compromise that decided the election

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the election of 1876
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the party to which Samuel Tilden belonged
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the victory of Rutherford B. Hayes in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson called Presidential Election of 1876: Significance, Issues & Summary. The lesson highlights the following topics:

  • What prevented President Ulysses S. Grant from seeking another term
  • Electoral vote scandal
  • Hayes' eventual victory