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Why Did Nativists Oppose Immigrants?

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The nativists opposed immigration because they felt that the immigrants would take jobs away from those who were already an established resident. They also felt that it would overburden the government if they were not able to provide for themselves and their families. They also felt that it would lead to overpopulation.
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they feared a war between the united states and Mexico.
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Nativists, officially known as the American Party, it emerged from secret
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Immigration forced the previous "nativists" from their land, we just learned from their mistake. Seriously though... I think maybe they think that we have enough problems
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The reason for this is that many people believed that the "New Immigrants" of this time period were going to destroy America. People believed that too many of the New Immigrants
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