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Carpetbaggers went to the South to take advantage of the cheap business because they were seeking more economic opportunities. The Northerners also in the South during reconstruction were also kinder to them because they were obviously loyal to the union and were kept in higher regard than the Southerners, the carpetbaggers basically could get away with more stuff.

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Following the American War of Rebellion, also known as "The American Civil War", the northern factories continued aggressively to become more industrialized as it moved towards mass production of goods leaving the quickly expanding population to seek additional means of income.

As most of the war was fought in southern territory, many of the former soldiers from the north were now familiar with various southern areas and felt comfortable moving south. Most of these people were hardworking honest people who sought a new life in a warmer climate.

Unfortunately, absent any consumer protection laws, a number of these fast talking migrants took advantage of the situation and attempted to exploit southerners. Recipients of this attention were often former slaves, that of course had been prohibited from obtaining an education and therefore were easily victimized.

The perpetrators of these crimes were generally known as "Carpetbaggers" because their luggage was crafted, sometimes crudely by hand, from inexpensive carpet-like material

Being a carpetbagger was a fairly easy enterprise to establish as they only had to pack a few things into a carpetbag, get on the train and learn how to deliver a smooth sales pitch in such a manner as to not allow the victim to adequately consider the situation prior to entering into an agreement.

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The carpetbaggers moved down south because they took advantage from the cheap business.

they were in search of economic opportunities.

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To help the freedmen in the south

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All of the Above.

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They wanted to take advantage.

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