Look, it is a bunch of scalawags and carpetbaggers.
RECONSTRUCTION is hard, but it is better than nothing.
The 13TH AMENDMENT, THE 14TH AMENDMENT AND THE 15TH, 14TH and 13TH AMENDMENT helped us gain equality throughout the U.S. Don't forget the JIM CROW LAWS and BLACK CODES that did the opposite. There was also a POLL TAX, LITTERACY TEST and GRANDFATHER CLAUSES that stopped us from voting. Now that we are FREEDMEN we are able to do things we couldn't when we were enslaved.
People were called names like "SCALAWAGS", "CARPETBAGERS", maybe even "SLUGS". There are also violent groups like the KU KLUX KLAN that kill.
During RECONSTRUCTION there was the 10% PLAN that granted AMNESTY, this was Lincoln's plan.