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Posted By: Bobert
02-Sep-07 - 11:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Well, Rigins-eter, if you recall, the educated men who fought in the war were either killed off or if they did survive didn't have any power...

The Northern armies moved into the South, ran the governemnts, purdy much ran every thing in what was called the "reconstruction"... Problem is that there wasn't much in the way of reconstructin', just catrpetbaggers and Union armies kinda rubbin' Appomatox into the South...

It wasn't until the the 1876 Hayes/Tilden election where a deal was cut between the Northerners and the Southerners which allowed Hayes, who prolly didn't actually win the election over Tilden (sound familiar) to become president in exchange for the removal of the Union troops from the South...

At least, that's they way I remeber it...

Bobert