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To ensure Hayes's election, Republican leaders negotiated an agreement with Southern Democrats in the House. The Republicans agreed to remove federal troops in the South as soon as Hayes became president. Hayes also agreed to have at least one Southerner appointed to his cabinet. Southern Democrats welcomed this agreement and permitted Hayes to win all of the disputed Electoral votes. With the removal of Northern soldiers from the South, African Americans were denied their rights more easily. Southern Democrats also succeeded in "redeeming" their state governments from Republican control. The "Compromise of 1877" brought Reconstruction to an end.
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