Paper: An Analysis of Nativism in the Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

Nativism is a dangerous idea. It keeps people from bring free and deprives them of there god given rights secured by the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. An example of this is in The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti. In this incident two men (both foreigners form Italy) for a crime that was never proven that they did. They went through court and not once did they ever receive a fair trial. They were later put to death. All of this was probably due to nativism activists and their non-open minded and very opinionated ideas. This alone is proof that the nativism activists back in the day were racist and only wanted to have America for the Americans. Other incidents of nativism are when people are believe or think that foreigners are lower races and that they could not be woven into the fabric of there society. There were even laws that were made just to keep foreigners out of the country, and laws that made it possible for them to be deported if people thought that they might be dangerous. An example of this would be the Alien and Sedition Acts, which gave the president power to exclude or deport any foreigners that was believed to be dangerous. This also gave him power to send any one to court for whatever reason. Nativism has been going on sense America was founded up tell now. Lists of well-known nativism acts are The Protestant Crusades of the 1830s, Chinese Exclusion of 1878-89, and the English only movement in the 1980s. And there is even nativism in the 90s, which started, when Americans wanted to maintain their culture. Lots of problems led people to believe that immigrants were the problem, which led to anti-immigrant mindsets. Its hard to believe that some people out there just dont want foreigners here, be it because of there race or that they just dont like them. **Bibliography** ...