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Scalawags and carpetbaggers

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Jake Frank

on 23 May 2013

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Transcript of Scalawags and carpetbaggers

By Jake And Jaden What are Scalawags What are carpetbaggers What did a Scalawag do? What did carpetbaggers do? Carpetbaggers weren't liked because
because they used peoples poor
wealth to gain wealth and power. White business people who went to the south during the reconstruction. Many were former abolitionists who wished to continue the struggle for equality, while others Carpetbaggers saw the reconstruction of the South as a political or economic opportunity. Scalawags were the Republican sympathizers for the reconstruction act in the south. These men tried to get the other southerners to support it. The carpetbaggers saw the reconstruction as a way to gain. They tried to gain wealth and political status of the broken Southern States. Why they weren't liked Scalawags and carpetbaggers Originally a term described worthless livestock. Referred to a group of white southerners who sympathized with federal reconstruction.Some of the scalawags were entirely above board, having opposed the Confederacy in earlier times and later wanted a new South to emerge from the rubble. Scalawags weren't liked because they
most supported the north in a country
who supported the south. Also being
republican made the south not like them.
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