Compromise of 1877 Facts & Worksheets

The Compromise of 1877, also known as the Corrupt Bargain or the Great Betrayal, marked the end of Reconstruction in the South and a return to Home Rule. The Compromise of 1877 was reached to settle the disputed 1876 U.S. presidential election. The secret deal ensured that the Republican Party candidate, Rutherford Hayes, would become the next president and that the Democrats would regain political power in the southern state governments.