Who were northern republicans that moved south?
Carpetbaggers this is the right answer the person above me was right
Some office-holders were northern-born Republicans who had moved South after the Civil War. Many white southerners called them carpetbaggers. Supposedly, they had rushed South carrying all their possessions in bags made from carpeting. Many southerners resented these northerners, accusing them-often unfairly- of trying to profit from Reconstruction. Southern Democrats cared even less for white southern Republicans. They referred to them as scalawags, or greedy rascals. Democrats believed that these southerners had betrayed the South by…
Northern white Republicans were called â??carpetbaggers", which refers to a traveler who arrives in a new region with a carpetbag of possessions, and who attempts to profit from or gain control over his new surroundings, often against the will or consent of the original inhabitants. Southern white Republicans were called â??scalawagsâ??, and were viewed as traitors to the South.