SAT Subject US History Practice Question 121: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 121

12. White Southerners were opposed to Northerners who trav eled south after the Civil War to work for racial justice and/or make money. They called these people:

A. mugwumps
B. Whigs
C. dog robbers
D. Southern sympathizers
E. carpetbaggers

Correct Answer: E


A "carpetbag" was an upholstered traveling bag carried by many Northerners and the source of their nickname.

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