What organization did the nativists found and when? Know-Nothing Party -- 1849
What were the goals of this organization? To support measures making it difficult for foreigners to become citizens or hold offices. They wanted to keep Catholics out of public office and make immigrants live in the US 21 years before granting citizenship.
What issue split the KNP? Slavery
RAPID GROWTH OF CITIES
Two trends contributed to the rapid growth of American cities. What were they?
New jobs in cities drew immigrants from other nations and people from rural areas in US
Transportation revolution helped connect cities and made it easier for people to move to cities