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Roaring 20s: Rise of intolerance
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Period in 1920s that involved an intense fear of communism and other politically radical ideas
Sacco and Vanzetti
In 1920 these two men were convicted of murder and robbery. They were found guilty and died in the electric chair unfairly
Part of the Red Scare, these were measures to hunt out political radicals and immigrants who were potential threats to American security; led to the arrest of nearly 5,500 people and the deportation of nearly 400.N
A policy of favoring native-born individuals over foreign-born ones
A lack of acceptance of another person's opinions, beliefs, or actions.
A fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Law that suspended Chinese immigration into America. The ban was supposed to last 10 years, but it was expanded several times and was essentially in effect until WWII.
Emergency Quota Act of 1921
This law restricted immigration to 3% of each nationality that was in the United States in 1910.
Gentlemen's Agreement (1907)
Agreement with Japan; Japan will stop sending immigrants; America will stop discriminatory practices against Japanese citizens in America
Ku Klux Klan
A society created by white southerners in 1866 that used terror and violence to keep African Americans from obtaining their civil rights.
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