They do not like immigrants coming to America and often discriminate them.
Nativists are people that want to preserve the land of American for only White people.
Some wanted religious freedom and more jobs.
Political unrest also caused many immigrants to move to America
25 million immigrants went to America
What is Immigration?
Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country
Reasons for Immigrating
Many people went move to have a better life
It gives people the chance to restart their life
If an immigrant has a certain skill, it can become very useful in other countries
First Wave vs. Second Wave
First half were mainly Protestants from northern and western Europe
Second half come from southern and eastern Europe
The potato famine made many Irish immigrants move to America
Irish people were Roman Catholics
Irish people were sometimes replacements for slaves