KKK - What changes in American society prompted the activities of nativists the Ku Klux Klan and religious fundamentalists How did these groups express

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What changes in American society prompted the activities of nativists the Ku Klux, Klan, and religious fundamentalists? How did these groups express their outrage? Some of the changes in the American society that prompted nativists activities from groups, like the KKK, and others, was because of a relaxed immigration policy. Many native-born Protestants saw unrestricted immigration as the primary cause of cultural and religious disputes. A nation of 105 million people had added more than 23 million immigrants over the previous four decades. The newcomers included many Catholics and Jews from Southern and Eastern Europe, whom one Maryland congressman referred to as “indigestible lumps” in the “national stomach.” “America must be kept American,” President Coolidge declared in 1924. (A. 669) These groups also pushed for new stricter immigration laws. In 1882 the Chinese were banned by Congress, followed by limited Japanese immigration in 1907. This still did not make the Nativists happy

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