People were mad about Reconstruction because it made slaves free. Peoples' businesses were going down hill because they didn't have any slaves working for them at the plantations. They also against reconstruction because of rising debt. They also disagreed with the state police, the militia, and taxes.
People hated carpetbaggers because they were trying to introduce new ideas about free labor over slave labor.
The Redeemers wanted to cut back on political freedoms for African Americans and supported social separation of the races. I do not support the redeemers because I believe in freedom in all no matter what there skin color is.