Nativism had been shown in the United States since at least the 1840s. It had came from many sources. Nativists played on the fears of diversity of beliefs and customs like political views, religions, and ethnicity. Reformers blamed immigrants for corruption and workers claimed that immigrants kept wages low and made it harder for "real" Americans to find jobs. Many believed that immigrants were a threat to Americans and their way of living.
The political cartoon was made in 1969 to "decide" what the U.S should do with chinese immigrants. The first photo is of an Irish man trying to throw a chinese immigrant off of a cliff. The other is of a southern plantation owner offering him work in the fields. This shows the indecisiveness of the Americans during this time when it came to immigrants.
Political cartoons sometimes played on Americans' fears of immigrants. This one, which appeared in a 1896 photo depicts an immigrant carrying his baggage of poverty, disease and anarchy approaching Uncle Sam. The look on Uncle Sam's face and the fact that he's guarding the entrance kind of represents America's hesitance when allowing immigrants.
This section of a newspaper named The Daily that was made in June 21, 1871 in Virginia, says that those who are for nativism is down right saying that you are cowardly and fearful of what immigrants can bring to this country and the good and fortune that bestow upon their citizenship. This article shows that not everyone was rude towards immigrants coming to America.
Created in 1880 to show just how easy the Chinese immigrants had it when coming to America. They had an abundance of job that they could apply. The women on the left side are a depiction of the way most people saw this. People hated the idea that the Chinese had it easy and that they were taking so many jobs.