By Richard A. Clarke
Examines America's struggle on terror, either earlier than and after September eleventh, together with what went wrong or right, the operations of al Qaeda, the dep. of place of origin safety, and different the most important activities of the Bush management.
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78 A delegate from the pope visited the United States in 1853 and 1854 on a fact-finding tour, and his presence generated a tremendous amount of negative feeling. 79 These continuing attacks against the Catholics were designed to intimidate, to keep them in their place and limit their influence, and in some cases, they represented efforts to drive them out. 80 Anti-Catholic violence was pervasive in this period. It reflected the antipathy of the Protestant majority to another religion to some extent as well as the fear of those with a different cultural background.
This period, often referred to as the Jacksonian era, represented increasing public inputs in the political process, and it witnessed a variety of violent actions and a greater reliance on terrorism by groups in the United States than did the previous colonial and revolutionary periods. Confrontations between settlers and Indians continued, but there were now instances of the overt reliance on terrorism to accomplish the goals of the settlers. Racist violence increased with the appearance of campaigns of attempted ethnic cleansing.
In 1856, the party faithful used knives and sharp shoemaker awls to keep away voters without the distinctive color-coded party ballots of the American Party. 89 Later in the year, there were three riots that pitted supporters of the Know-Nothing Party against immigrants. ”91 In 1858, appalled by the violence, the Democrats, Whigs, and even some members of the Know-Nothing Party combined to support a reform candidate for mayor. There was no gunfire in this election, but supporters of reform were again attacked at the polls.