Why did immigration stop in the USA?

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  • Why did USA look to control immigration?
    • President Coolidge believed America should be kept American and that immigrants should involve themselves in the growth of America.
    • Prejudice -  after 1880 too many Catholics & Jews came in worrying the WASPs as they feared their country was becoming a "Race of mongrels".
    • Trade Unions opposed immigration because they feared   immigrants   would work for lower wages and take their jobs
    • Red Scare - This was the mass fear of communism and anarchism that swept America. Fuelled by the suspected bomb plantings by Italian immigrants in 1920
      • Sacco and Vanzetti case highlighted the prejudice against Italian and many other European immigrants
        • Prejudice -  after 1880 too many Catholics & Jews came in worrying the WASPs as they feared their country was becoming a "Race of mongrels".
    • New immigrants were finding it hard to assimilate with already existing american communities. This had bad social and economic effects.
    • Attitudes changed during WW1 as people feared "aliens" couldn't be trusted.
    • The Wall ST Crash of 29 was a natural cause in the stop of immigration as immigrants had no money to move and USA couldn't provide stable job

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