"In the history of the United States, carpetbagger was a derogatory term applied by Southerners to opportunistic Northerners who came to the Southern states after the American Civil War, who were perceived to be exploiting the local populace for their own financial, political, and/or social gain."
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The term carpetbagger was used to describe Northerners who moved to the South after the (civil) war, supposedly to get rich or acquire political power.
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