1 בינו׳ 2003
Antisemitism has not been a major feature of the historical development of the United States. No law has ever existed allowing discrimiation of any religion, including Judaism. Some historians have even considered antisemitism a by-product of other problems such as "nativism,"—the animosity of native born white Americans toward all foreigners. Yet, as Oscar Handlin noticed, Jews were unique among foreigners since they were,"the most prominent and the most vulnerable minorities discriminated against."