What is nativism?

Nativism is the political position of preserving status for certain established inhabitants of a nation as compared to claims of newcomers or immigrants.

the united states history of nativism.

  • The United States has a long history for a while Benjamin Franklin was hostile to Germans in colonial Pennsylvania. 
  • The Federalist Party in 1798 passed the alien and Sedition acts which lengthened the citizenship process to 14 years to weaken the political role of radical immigrants from France and Ireland.This became a major issue in the 1800 elections;The Jeffersonian's won.
  • They welcomed immigrants and repealed most of the restrictions.

How did nativism get its name?

  • Nativism gained its name from the native american parties of the 1840’s and 1850’s.
  •  In this context native does not mean indigenous or american indian but rather those descended from from the inhabitants of the original 13 colonies. 
  • It impacted in the mid- 19 century because of the large inflows of immigrants after 1845 from cultures that were different from the existing american cultures.
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