American Party

Analysis of Potential Party Name

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History

Originally named the Native American Party, and gaining some Congressional seats as early as 1844, it was renamed the American Party in 1855. They were more popularly known as the¬†“Know Nothings,” a name which stemmed from the secret nature of their meetings, in which they were told to say they knew nothing about them. They were¬†opposed to Irish-Catholic immigrant influence in American politics. Divided over slavery, they were primarily anti-papist. The movement lost momentum by 1856 and was disbanded after Nathaniel Banks moved his allegiance to the Republican Party along with about 2/3 of fellow Know Nothings. The party completely fizzled out by 1860 and was disbanded.

MERITS

None.

DRAWBACKS

Already used and not a good name anyway.

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