Carpetbaggers in Reconstruction: Definition & Explanation


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What is a carpetbagger?

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1. Many of the carpetbaggers who came to the South were:

2. During Reconstruction in the South, you could own a farm by paying the past due taxes in the amount of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The period of American history known as Reconstruction focused on the rebuilding and reunification of the country following the Civil War. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of carpetbaggers and what role they played during that time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will check your understanding of:

  • Who carpetbaggers were
  • Carpetbaggers' land motivation
  • Dates of the Reconstruction Era
  • Attitudes during Reconstruction

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test students on the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as carpetbagger and Reconstruction
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast perspectives from the North and South
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how carpetbaggers viewed themselves and their role in the South

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson titled Carpetbaggers in Reconstruction: Definition & Explanation. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Explain who carpetbaggers were
  • Understand the origin of the term
  • Discuss motives that caused carpetbaggers to relocate