Immigration attitudes in USA 1920s

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  • Immigration in the USA in the 1920s
    • 1921 immigration act
      • Only 3% of the number from each country already in the USA by 1910 were allowed in each year
    • Government were following a policy of isolationism
    • Immigration was upopular
      • They were worried about the spread of political ideas like Communism from Russia
      • They were worried that there would be competion for jobs
      • There was a lot of racial prejudice
        • People from southern and Eastern Europe suffered a lot of discrimination
      • All these ideas were widespread
        • The Republicans  had got in with a landslide victory in 1920
        • Many Americans were suspicious of immigration
    • Provenance of sources regarding immigration
      • Cartoons, newspapers and magazines will usually reflect public opinion
        • Say how you know about the public opinion
          • Immigration was upopular
            • They were worried about the spread of political ideas like Communism from Russia
            • They were worried that there would be competion for jobs
            • There was a lot of racial prejudice
              • People from southern and Eastern Europe suffered a lot of discrimination
            • All these ideas were widespread
              • The Republicans  had got in with a landslide victory in 1920
              • Many Americans were suspicious of immigration

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