The Nativist Movement & Sentiment


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What was a primary cause for the increase in nativism in the 19th century?

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1. Which of the following statements best describes nativism?

2. Which of the following groups was not a target of nativism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment questions will quickly show what you know about the nativist movement. See if you can answer what nativism is, its history, and groups targeted by advocates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about such things as:

  • Increase in 19th century nativism was caused primarily by this
  • Description of nativism
  • Groups that were a target of nativism
  • Contribution of immigration quotas to the agenda of nativists
  • How does the concept of nativism manifest itself today

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding nativism being alive and well today and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what nativism is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the cause of increased 19th century nativism

Additional Learning

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  • The nativists view of patriotism
  • How religion is viewed
  • Attitudes towards minorities