know nothing

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Noun1.know nothing - an ignorant personknow nothing - an ignorant person      
unskilled person - a person who lacks technical training
aliterate, aliterate person - a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader - a person unable to read
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Catholic immigrants, whether German, Irish, Polish or Italian, had to contend with the Know Nothing Party, the sole raison d'etre of whose million members was to curb immigration and naturalisation of people who were "controlled by the Pope in Rome".
The two of them could stay in politics by reviving the Know Nothing Party of the 1850s.
citizens agreed with the nativist stance espoused by the Know Nothing Party, which viewed uncontrolled immigration as a clear danger to American democracy.
The rise of the Know Nothing Party, which won a majority on the city council as well as the mayoralty in 1855, ironically reinforced Tejano prestige as the Democratic Party actively sought their support, even establishing a Spanish newspaper to mobilize voters.
We know little about how the Know Nothing party came to Amesbury and Salisbury.