Wave of Immigrants
Jill King, Ellen Nemivant, Jason Haw and Kelli Pepping
Luck of the Irish?
The Nativist's Response
The waves of immigrants from Europe immensely changed the American labor forces. The idea of getting farm land drew many immigrants to the Midwest. Industrial work called the immigrants who where willing to work for low wages. But not everyone was happy that the immigrants were getting jobs. People who disliked the idea of immigrants taking jobs, that they thought could only be held by "true" Americans, were called Nativists. Nativists felt threatened by the masses of immigrants, they didn't only think they would take jobs, but they thought they would damage some religions and culture. The diverse religions in the country caused a political issue. These Nativists needed leaders. Their leaders included Millard Fillmore, who was a former president of America (13th president), Nathaniel P. Banks, who was a U.S. representative, and Lewis C. Levin, who was also a former U.S. representative.
Former president of the United States of America
Nathaniel P. Banks
United States Representative and social activist
Lewis C. Levin
Former United States representative
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