SAT Subject US History Practice Question 507: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 507

38. Nativists took all the following steps to protest immigration EXCEPT:

A. committing violence against immigrants
B. vandalizing Catholic churches because they were centers of immigrant neighborhoods
C. forming a political party to support restrictions on immigration
D. lynching immigrants and blaming African Americans for the crimes
E. electing many state and local officials who discriminated against immigrants

Correct Answer: D


Nativists did not lynch immigrants. They committed acts of violence against them, but those acts usually were intended to intimidate, not to murder.

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