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  • InsaneFeb 11, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Here is a fun fact: Republican Carpetbaggers obtained power and influenced Reconstruction in the South by serving as constitutional convention delegates, representatives, judges, sheriffs and as other local and state government officials.

  • Jacob DuncanFeb 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I love the way you described carpetbaggers in this articles, I wasn’t exactly sure what they were or their motive until I read this. They were money hungry republicans trying to scam the hard working southerners out of their money. Great article!

  • aaronv067Feb 3, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Great interpretation! I just dont understand why the southerners would change their view of the carpetbaggers. If they were first viewed as people who were trying to help the region, what made the southerners change their mind?

  • wanakitaFeb 3, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I had never heard of a carpetbagger before. I believe that coming to another state or country to succede if wonderful. I personaly don’t see where the problem is for someone to become rich. If they are paying for their properties and respecting their cultures why would they start to make a problem out of north people migrating to the south.

  • jtb22314Feb 3, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Carpetbaggers were unfortunately a real thing. They existed in a fragile time in America where people were so worried about their own lives and surviving that they took advantage of the misery of others. Carpetbaggers took advantage of the misfortune of the newly freed slaves.

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