The Compromise of 1877: A Political Bargain Seals the Election of 1876

Compromise of 1877

“Don’t forget to take the rifle!”  “Yes, Mama!” shouted Elijah as he ran back to kiss her forehead before racing out the door, rifle slung across his back.  Elijah hated guns. But he knew they were a necessity these days. He prayed for the Lord’s peace as he made his way towards Columbia, the state …

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