American Anti-Catholicism during the Mexican War

  title={American Anti-Catholicism during the Mexican War},
  author={Ted C. Hinckley},
  journal={Pacific Historical Review},
  • Ted C. Hinckley
  • Published 1962
  • History
  • Pacific Historical Review
  • THE THREE DECADES which preceded the war with Mexico witnessed a steady rise in the percentage of Roman Catholics in the United States. Much of this increase was the result of German and Irish immigration. These people found that their church, while generally distrusted, had been part of America's religious spectrum since early colonial days. This growth alarmed numerous non-Catholic Americans. The Protestant press, which often spent whole pages in analyzing minute theological questions, turned… CONTINUE READING