Intolerance in the 1920s

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Prejudice against immigrants lead to the red scare

  • There was predjudice against new immigrants groups and worries about communists entering the country. In 1919 the authorities used bombings to whip up a Red scare.
  • During the red scare two italians were convicted of murder.
  • From 1917 immigrants had to pass a literacy test to enter the country.
  • A quota was introduced in 1921. This was replaced in 1924 with the national origins act which limited immigrants.

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