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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If you're a student of history, you might be comparing that person to a member of the Know Nothing party of the 1850s, a bigoted, xenophobic, anti-immigrant group that at its peak included more than 100 members of Congress and eight governors.
In the 1850s a major political party ("the Know Nothing Party," later named the American Party), was established for the single purpose of resisting the migration and naturalization of Catholics.
Catholics in the middle of the 19th century, for example, had to face the bigotry of the anti-Catholic Know Nothing Party.
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.