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throughout the 18th and 19th centruy the USA had an ..... .... ... towards immigration . this meant that :
- open door policy
- that anybody who was willing to work hard was welcome to settle in America
throughout the 18th and 19th century the USA had an open door policy towards immigration , but why ?
because the USA was a huge but underpopulated country , so it needed as many workers as it could get .
when did attitudes towards immigration start to change :
early 20th century
in 1907 the USA recieved a staggering total of ...... imigrants . complaints began to be heard about the impacts of immigration on the USA . In the same year an immigration act was passed meant that : (sentence) all immigraants had to taked a ..... .... and those who .... were .... ... . the 1920's saw more acts to restrict immigrants
- immigrants who were illiterate were no longer allowed to enter the country
- literacy test
- turned away
what were the main reasons for wanting to restrict immigration in the 1920's
- Many WASP's in the USA believed that they were superior to other races . They did not want thier values and thier way of life to be threatened by the arrival if immigrants
- Fear of the spread of communism
- Americans were concerned that immigrants were affecting thier prosperity
Many WASPS in the USA believed that they were superiro to other races , they did not want thier values and way of life to be threatened by the arrival of immigrants - Many WASPS feared that they would be swamped by ...... .... (mainly ..... and ......) who had been ariving in .... numbers from ..... ..... .... . A group was set up called the ..... .... ... . They aimed to ........ the ..... to ...... .... to ..... ....
- South East Europe
- Immigration Restriction League
- pass laws
- restrict immigration
what did the Imigration Restriction League claim
they caliamed to have scientific evidence that the new immigrants from South-East Europe were racially inferior and therfore posed a threat posed a threat to the supremacy of the USA .
Who supported the Immigration Restriction League ? and what did they critisize and what does this show ?
Even quite respected people , such as the principals of universities like Havard , were supporters of this league . The league criticised the "criminal riffraff of Europe" that arrived on American shores . The fact that these ideas were discussed and spread show that the USA was an openly racist society in the 1920's
..... ...wrote a book called .... ..... ... .. ..... ... , which became the best seller it called for racial segregation and immigration restrictions .
- Madison Grant
- the passing of a great race