Immigration and Prejudice

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What was the Red Scare?
Americans fearing communists immigrating to their country and bringing their ideas with them
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How many workers went on strike in 1919?
400,000
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What other disturbances were there in 1919?
Boston Police force striking, race riots in 25 states
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What was actually to blame for the disturbances?
Economic hardship
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What happened in April 1919 that supported the Red Scare?
A bomb in a church in Milwaukee killed 10 people
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What happened in May 1919 that supported the Red Scare?
Bombs were posted to 36 prominent Americans
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What happened in June 1919 that supported the Red Scare?
Bombs were placed in 7 US cities
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What was the name of the man who carried out raids trying to rid America of communism?
Alexander Mitchell Palmer
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How did he cause his own downfall?
He predicted a revolution in May 1920 that never happened
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How many of his raids were found to have been falsely carried out?
556/1000
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What year did the Emergency Quota Act come into effect?
1921
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What year did the Johnson-Reed (National Origins) Act come into effect?
1924
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What did the Emergency Quota Act do?
Limited number of immigrants to 357,000
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What did the Johnson-Reed Act do?
Further reduced it to 165,000 and set quotas of 3% from each country. Later reduced it further to 2%
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