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"Thoughts for Americans" Lyric Sheet, 1856

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Song lyrics regarding the Know-Nothing Party.
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Andrews, T.C., "Thoughts for Americans," 1856


These "Thoughts for Americans" song lyrics are criticizing the Know-Nothing Party’s stance on immigration. 

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Source-Dependent Questions

  • How did the songwriter characterize the Know-Nothing Party?
  • How are these lyrics similar or different to the comments made during the immigration debate today?

Citation Information 

Andrews, T.C., "Thoughts for Americans," 1856. Courtesy of Library of Congress