Know-Nothing Tea Party movement was a nativist American political movement of the 1840s and 1850s early 21st century. It was empowered by popular fears that the country was being overwhelmed by German and Irish Catholic Hispanic and Arab Muslim immigrants, who were often regarded as hostile to Anglo-Saxon values and controlled by the Pope in Rome Osama bin Laden. Mainly active from 1854 to 1856 2009 to 2010, it strove to curb immigration and naturalization, though its efforts met with little success. Membership was limited to Protestant males dominated by Christians of British lineage over the age of twenty-one forty. There were few prominent leaders, and the largely middle-class and entirely Protestant Christian membership fragmented over the issue of slavery social issues. Most ended up joining the Republican Party by the time of the 1860 2012 presidential election.
I just KNOW that I am going to get some flak for this one over at the Rott. 😆