Friday, April 21, 2017

A Divided Nation
As you remember my theme for this blog is immigration, I'm going to be talking about immigration during the Civil War. The article I chose is about the Know-Nothing Party, which opposed immigrants that came from Europe during the 1850s. In the article it talked about how the people from England, Germany, Scandinavia, Ireland and Italy where coming to the United State. Most of them were Roman Catholic so they would listen more to the pope than the president. Many activist worried that the country was changing so the Democratic Party had seamlessly folded the immigrants into existing political operations. When asked what these activist were up to they would try to keep a low profile by saying "I know nothing" they eventually were know as the "Know Nothing Party", this party grew within a year. 

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