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Native American Political Party Ribbon

Native American Political Party Ribbon

Burlington, Vermont 

C. 1840's 



In the 1840s, the Native American Party, also known as the Know Nothing movement, emerged as a political faction in the United States. This party was formed in response to the influx of immigrants, particularly from Ireland and Germany, during that time. The Native American Party was characterized by its anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic sentiments, advocating for restrictions on immigration and naturalization.


The party's name, "Know Nothing," originated from its secretive nature, as members were instructed to reply "I know nothing" if asked about the party's activities. Despite its short-lived prominence, the Native American Party had a significant impact on American politics, influencing debates on immigration and shaping the trajectory of the country's political landscape.

Native American Political Party Ribbon

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