US History

US History

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  • WWI ended in 1918 of November. Now that the war was over, life was without struggle. Wrong! Immigrants had to endure a lot. Let's see what life was like for them.
  • The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry in the United States. Legislation passed the Immigration Act because of uncertainty in national security during World War I.
  • The Immigration Act of 1924
  • The literacy test alone was not enough to prevent most potential immigrants from entering, so members of Congress sought a new way to restrict immigration in the 1920s.
  • Literacy Test was given to immigrants to test their intelligence. If they didn't pass, they weren't allowed to migrate to the US.
  • Fear of Russians came from the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia which altered the acceptance of Russian immigrants into America.
  • During the Red Scare of 1919- 1920 many in the U.S. feared recent Immigrants.
  • As we can tell these Immigrants were not welcomed in the United States. If they were allowed in US, they were not welcomed with happy faces. 
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