SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1052: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1052

3. The Know-Nothings were

A. pro-immigrant.
B. anti-immigrant.
C. supported by slaveholders.
D. supported by Catholics.
E. supported by the Ku Klux Klan.

Correct Answer: B


The Know-Nothings were an anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic group who were also in the American Party. These nativist groups (pro-native-born American) were almost all in the Northeast and destroyed the Whig Party. The Ku Klux Klan, though they might have supported them, didn't exist until 1866.

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