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After the Civil War, Southerners resented northerners who took advantage of the South during Reconstruction. What did many Southerners call these Northerners?

They called them carpetbaggers.

The South called the Northerners carpetbaggers because they carried around carpetbags. A carpetbag is a bag made from a rug usually an oriental rug.


This is a carpet bag that the northerners carried their stuff in.


A Picture History cartoon about a man carrying a carpetbag in the south.

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