The rise of Nativism in American society between the years of 1900 and 1930 is directly correlated to the overflow of immigrants into the advanced, urban country. This influx was due to the belief that America was the land of freedom and opportunity. Within the first ten years of the twentieth century, immigrants contributed to over sixty percent of the United States population. Consequently, with this rise of immigrants, nativism emerged. Native Americans viewed immigrants as a threat to the values of the American people, as well as competition in industry. Moreover, following World War I, international relations drove the United States into an isolationist stance, augmenting the discrimination brought to immigrants from Nativism.