Immigration in the USA

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What was a pull factor for immigrants coming to the United States between 1900 and 1929?

Promises of religious tolerance

Which region did the majority of immigrants to the USA between 1900 and 1929 come from?

South-Eastern Europe

What was a push factor encouraging people to immigrate from their own countries?

Persecution and lack of opportunities in their home countries

What was the estimated number of immigrants who entered the USA between 1900 and 1929?

Just under 40 million

Which legislation is also known as the Johnson-Reed Act?

The Immigration Act of 1924

Which article discusses the political economy of immigrant medical inspection in modern America?

Amy Fairchild, 'The Rise and Fall of the Medical Gaze: The Political Economy of Immigrant Medical Inspection in Modern America'

Which president delivered the 'State of the Union 1923' address?

Calvin Coolidge

Which source provides information about the nativity of the population and place of birth of the native population from 1850 to 1990?

U.S. Bureau of the Census

Which website offers a brief history of Ellis Island?

Elis Island National Park

Which article reexamines the Immigration Act of 1924 in the context of race in American immigration law?

Mae M. Ngai, “The Architecture of Race in American Immigration Law: A Reexamination of the Immigration Act of 1924”

Which journal discusses the causes of earlier European immigration to the United States?

Thomas Walker, ‘The Causes of Earlier European Immigration to the United States’

Which source provides information about the concept of America as a 'Nation of Immigrants'?

‘Is America a ‘Nation of Immigrants’. Immigration Agency Says No’, New York Times

Which US president advocated for restricted immigration in his State of the Union address?

Calvin Coolidge

Which two immigration stations were significant in the USA during the early 20th century?

Ellis Island and Angel Island

What were some of the concerns of Americans regarding immigrants?

Stealing jobs, spreading diseases, and being a burden on society

What were some measures taken by the US government to restrict immigration?

Laws including literacy tests and deportation of certain groups

Which term is defined in the glossary of the text?

Pogrom

What does Kathrine Stollmayer's immigration story from Hungary to the USA illustrate?

The immigrant experience

What was one of the concerns about immigrants according to the text?

Bringing extremist political beliefs and being unpatriotic

What is the significance of the primary source image in the text?

It depicts immigrants entering Ellis Island

Which term is NOT defined in the glossary of the text?

Globalization

What did the US government use to check immigrants' documents and health at immigration stations?

Immigration officers

Which political belief was a concern about immigrants according to the text?

Communism

Who worried about immigrants stealing jobs, spreading diseases, and being a burden on society?

Americans

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The Impact of Immigration in the USA in the Early 20th Century

  • Immigration to the USA increased due to people seeking adventure and change
  • Americans worried about immigrants stealing jobs, spreading diseases, and being a burden on society
  • Concerns arose about immigrants bringing extremist political beliefs and being unpatriotic
  • The US government passed laws to restrict immigration, including literacy tests and deportation of certain groups
  • Ellis Island and Angel Island were significant immigration stations in the USA
  • Immigration officers checked immigrants' documents and health at these stations
  • Calvin Coolidge, a Republican president, advocated for restricted immigration in his State of the Union address
  • Kathrine Stollmayer's immigration story from Hungary to the USA in 1912 illustrates the immigrant experience
  • Coolidge's speech reflects his stance on immigration and the importance of the "American Spirit"
  • Glossary terms such as pogrom, wanderlust, communism, and isolationist are defined
  • The text features a bibliography citing the source of the information
  • The text includes a primary source image of immigrants entering Ellis Island

Explore the impact of immigration in the USA during the early 20th century with this quiz. Learn about the reasons for increased immigration, concerns of Americans, government restrictions, significant immigration stations, and the immigrant experience through a personal story. Delve into the political climate, key figures like President Calvin Coolidge, and important terms related to immigration. This quiz also includes a primary source image and a bibliography for further reading.

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