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 Why did Congress seek to use the Immigration Act of 1924 to discriminate against immigrants from southern and western Europe

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I have looked at these immigration acts as being discriminatory as much as selective.  Since about 1880 the US had seen a tidal wave of Eastern European immigrants pouring into the United States and Congressc simply felt they needed to reduce the number of immigrants from this part if this part of the world.  One needs to remember that Ameriica belongs to Americans...not to Germans, or Poles, or Mexicans.  We are under NO obligation to allow French or Cubans or Mexicans into our country.  We pay the taxes..We get to decide. The decision is ours...NOT theirs.  

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Steve Anderson, MA

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Any area of American History, EXCEPT military history or economic history, these are not strong points of mine. Areas of particular expertise include the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 19th century women's history, 1950s-1960s popular culture, 1920s, Colonial America, Jacksonian Era, migration west, immigration, ethnic history, presidential decisions, treaties, tariffs, causes and results of wars, and entertainment history since World War II (television, movies, and music.)

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Twenty-five years of teaching Advanced Placement American History, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in American History, thirty post-graduate hours in American History

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Member of Phi Alpha Theta--The History Honor Society (November 2001), California Teacher's Association

Education/Credentials
American History Teaching Credential, Recognized by the University of Chicago as an Outstanding Educator

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