Nativism In The 1920's

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Nativism is described as “the political idea that people who were born in a country are more important than immigrants”( "Nativism Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary"). Nativism was most seen during the 1870’s through the 1920’s. Nativism was a major cause in middle-class disputes since middle-class workers feared that the immigrant workers would drop wage prices and that they “...threatened social stability”(The Many Faces of Immigration). Many Catholic immigrants were blamed for the overflow of immigrants in the poverty sections of cities. This was not the only case of discrimination against religious affiliations in immigrants. Many groups sprung up that targeted select groups of immigrants like anti-Catholicism, anti-Irish,
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