The Cause Of Mass Migration To America

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It really amazed me when I was reading the book about how fast people were coming to America to gain religious freedom, or were they. Was the rule of the pope causing the mass migration?

There were five million immigrates that came to America between 1815, and 1860 (Koester, 2015 p. 90).

During this time, the growth of Catholics was astonishing. This started to alarm the established religious groups to a point where the movement for anti-Catholics took hold.

Protestants were afraid that the Catholics would not sever their loyalty to the pope, and that they would not become a model of democracy (Koester, 2015 p. 91).

This movement caused the Catholics to show how they would become good citizens.

They proved to society that they meant
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