Immigration Law

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1917 - Immigration Law
Required all immigrant to prove they could read English, banned all Asian immigration, charged immigration fee of $8.
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1921 - Emergency Quota Act
Number of immigrants from 'eastern hemisphere' could only be 3% of the number already in the USA in 1910. Maximum number = 357,000.
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1924 - Reed-Johnson Act
Quota for eastern hemisphere reduced to 2% of those in America in 1890. South and East Europe only allowed to send 20,000 a year, non-Europeans 4000. Maximum number = 154,000.
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When did they pass the first immigration laws? And what did it restrict?
1891. It stopped criminals, lunatics, people with contagious diseases and polygamists(multiple marriages).
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What did the Law of 1907 stop?
Unaccompanied children and imbeciles from entering.
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Number of immigrants from 'eastern hemisphere' could only be 3% of the number already in the USA in 1910. Maximum number = 357,000.

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1921 - Emergency Quota Act

Card 3

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Quota for eastern hemisphere reduced to 2% of those in America in 1890. South and East Europe only allowed to send 20,000 a year, non-Europeans 4000. Maximum number = 154,000.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

1891. It stopped criminals, lunatics, people with contagious diseases and polygamists(multiple marriages).

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

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Unaccompanied children and imbeciles from entering.

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Preview of the back of card 5

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