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The English-only nativists who attacked the Germans used arguments similar to those heard nowadays against newer immigrants. Benjamin Franklin considered the Pennsylvania Germans to be a "swarthy" racial group distinct from the English majority in the colony. In 1751 he complained, "Why should the Palatine Boors be suffered to swarm into our Settlements, and by herding together establish their Language and Manners to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion?" (The papers of Benjamin Franklin. Ed. Leonard W. Labaree. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1959. vol 4:234).
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Native American Baptist associations began in the mid-19th century.According to "Southern Baptists and the Indian/Native People," a 1994 HMB publication, at least 120 Cherokees were saved along the Trail of Tears in 1838 through the ministry of Cherokee Baptist evangelist Jesse Bushyhead.Southern Baptist Convention efforts to reach Native Americans date to at least 1855, when the American Indian Mission Association merged with the SBC's Domestic Mission Board, according to the 1855 SBC Annual.In 1880, Annie Armstrong -- who helped form the Woman's Missionary Union in 1888 -- led the Woman's Baptist Home Mission Society of Maryland to prioritize establishment of a Christian school among Native Americans, according to a chapter by Hawkins in the forthcoming book "The Many Faces of the Southern Baptist Convention."Federal government programs in the 1950s, Anderson said, encouraged Native Americans to relocate in metro areas.
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Opponents of moves to make English the official language of the United States frequently suspect that English-only advocates are motivated by more than political idealism. This suspicion is certainly justified by the historical record. For the past two centuries, proponents of official-English have sounded two separate themes, one rational and patriotic, the other emotional and racist. The Enlightenment belief that language and nation are inextricably intertwined, coupled with the chauvinist notion that English is a language particularly suited to democratically constituted societies, are convincing to many Americans who find discrimination on non-linguistic grounds thoroughly reprehensible (see Baron, 1990). More prominent though, throughout American history, havebeen the nativist attacks on minority languages and theirspeakers: Native Americans, Asians, the French, Germans, Jews and Hispanics, to name only the most frequently-targeted groups.