Carpetbagger

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  • This is Jhonny Morris. Jhonny Morriss is a politician leaving the north to go to the south. Jhonny is more likely to have political power in the south than the north because of reconstruction.
  • Jhonny met James Whitler. Whitler was a business man heading in the same direction as Jhonny. 
  • So what are you traveling south for?
  • I am traveling to get money from aquiring land and business from rebuilding the south.
  • Jhonny and James were poor and were leaving with a few pairs of clothes and a pair of shoes. they put all their clothes in a carpetbag and headed down south.
  • Jhonny's Bag
  • James's Bag
  • When the two men arrived in the south they saw other educated men who took the invitation of reconstruction to gain money in the south. There were other politicians and businessmen along with doctors and teachers.
  • Them northerners trying to steal our money.
  • Well, I wish you well in your southern endevours. 
  • During this time of reconstruction, James met a farmer who could no longer maintain his land. The taxes that he needed to pay to keep his land were too high. James was able to get the land for cheap, the farmer could use every penny he could obtain.
  • I can not afford this land anymore. Can you please buy it from me?
  • I would gladly like to take your land off of your hands. 
  • Africa Americans are now allowed to participate in politics. Most of them look toward northerners like Jhonny for political guidance. Jhonny now has political power through helping the African Americans.
  • Do not worry I got it. You do not have to do anything.
  • I do not know what to do.
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