Race immigration Control

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Before WW1, was there any restrictions in America? What was the term used to describe the nationalities on the USA and why?
There wasnt and it was described as a 'melting-pot' of races as there were more religions and more languages in the USA than in any other country,
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How did some Americans feel about immigration?
They were alarmed at the growing number of immigrants migrating to the USA,
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Where was the vast majority of immigrants coming from? What religion were most of them and how did they feel about the langauges they spoke?
Southern and Eastern countries and they were mainly catholic and they spoke languages that seemed bewildering to the nglish,
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What types of people did Americans want?
WASPs, White Anglo Saxon Protestants,
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What did the Americans feel about the status of immigrants and what was this a form of?
They felt they were inferior and less educated and is a form of racial predjudice,
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In 1917, what was the law passed (what did it state) and what types of people did this favour?
Thid law imposed a literary test on immigrants and favoured north and western countires-mostly white and protestant,
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Why and when was this law stopped?
It stopped after the end of WW1 after there were fears that lots of Europeans would flood to the USA after the war,
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When was the next law passed and what was it called and who was it passed by? What did the law say?
In 1921, the congress passed the Emergency Quotas Act where the number of people allowed into the USA would be 3% of all the emigrants in that country in 1910 and the quotas would be nationality.
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As the law used 1910 as the number of people allowed, why did they choose this date and who did it favour?
It favoured Northern and Western Europe as these were the people who emigrated to the USA in 1910,
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What was the date of the next law passed and what was it called? what was the percentage number decreased to and what year of residency was it moved back to and why?
In 1924 called the National origins Act which decreased the 3% to 2% and the date of residency to 1890 as this was before there was a hige increase in immigrants from Italy, Russia etc and more WASPs,
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What was the overall number of European immigrants restricted to?
150,000
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What attitude does this show about the Americans? (Warren Harding)
Their policy of isolationism was strong and their desrie to retun to normalcy,
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