Immigration The true truth.

“Were the 1920s a “return to normalcy” (conservatism / traditions) OR a time of great change (innovation)?”

Millions of men and women from around the world made the decision to emigrate to the United States. This fact constitutes one of the central elements of the general development of the country, which involves a fundamental process in its prenational origins, its emergence as a new and independent nation and its subsequent elevation from an Atlantic outpost to a world power, Particularly in terms of economic growth. Immigration has made the United States of America.

Immigration Legislation

Restrictions moved slowly through the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but immediately after the First World War (1914-1918) and in the early 1920s, Congress changed the nation's basic immigration policy. The National Origins Act of 1921 (and in its final form in 1924) not only limited the number of immigrants who could enter the United States but also allocated quotas based on national origins. It was a complicated law that essentially gave preference to immigrants from the north and west of Europe, greatly limited the numbers in eastern and south-eastern Europe, and declared all potential immigrants from Asia unimpressed to enter the United States.


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