The act of entering this country from another
A limit or cap placed on the number of immigrants who could enter a country
Fear of foreigners
Change for the better
The process of becoming a citizen
Leaving one's country for another new country.
The process of taking action on a personal opinion or prejudice. Japanese immigrants felt this during the Great War because they were thought to be unloyal to America, and were thought to be spies for their home country
One's own personal negative thoughts or opinions about a group of people.
A common misconception or rumor about a whole group of people. False and unproven.
The National Origins Act
An extension of the Quota act. It said that furthermore, only 2% of the current population of your country of origin could enter at an annual rate.
The Great Wave of Immigration
The name for the time from 1890-1924 when the number of immigrants sky rocketed and reached over one million at one point
The woman who wrote a poem about the statue of liberty. She describes the statue as a kind, welcoming figure.
The Chinese Exclusion Act
The act that was lifted because we didnt want to be on bad terms with Asia during WW2. We didn't want to get involved in opposing any countries in Asia.
Was it old or new immigrants that came from north and west europe? They were mostly Catholic and Protestant.
Was it old or new immigrants that came from mostly south and east europe? They were certainly not Protestant. More of THESE came because of religious persecution.
The name for factors that make you want to leave your current home
The name for factors that make you want to immigrate to a new place
The act of being treated unfaily because of something uncontrollable to oneself.
The act of being charged with a crime and appealing to a judge
Someone who tries to change something for the overall good. EXP: Charles Schurz
Someone/Some Group that is blamed for all problems who may or may not have done something wrong and had no control over it.
A man who was arrested for making his laundry out of instead of brick in San Francisco
An immigrant from Denmark who took pictures of poor people to help get laws passed