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Nativist labor leaders objected to immigrant workers for many r…

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  • Question: Nativist labor leaders objected to immigrant workers for many reasons. Which of the following objections was most important?
  • Answers:
  1. Most immigrants were not Protestant.
  2. Most immigrants couldn't speak English.
  3. Immigrants were not very good workers.
  4. Immigrants lowered wages for everyone.

The correct answer is: Immigrants lowered wages for everyone. Though unions tried to keep wages at a reasonable level, new immigrants who were desperate to work were often willing to accept lower pay.

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