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99999999999999999999999999999 History Mind Map on Immigration, created by IMMIE on 06/02/2013.

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Immigration
1 Reasons to emigrate
1.1 Jobs and wages
1.2 Tolerance
1.3 Booming industries
1.4 Opportunities
1.5 Better education
1.6 New ventures
1.7 Religious freedom
1.7.1 Escape from the pogroms of Russia
1.8 Basic human rights
1.9 Land available for farming
2 Opposition to immigration
2.1 Immigrants were thought to be responsible for drunkenness and prostitution
2.2 Ghettos develop
2.3 New immigrants may take jobs and work for low wages
2.4 Immigrants were thought to be responsible for increase in crime
2.5 Americans feared that immigrants may bring dangerous political beliefs like communism
2.6 Immigrants from Germany increased in WW1
2.7 The more established immigrants from Ireland and Germany looked down on the new comers from Europe and Italy
3 Measures
3.1 Literacy Test 1917
3.1.1 Had to write a short passage in English
3.1.2 Many poor people from Eastern Europe could not afford English lessons
3.2 Emergency Quota Act 1921
3.2.1 Immigrants were allowed in as a proportion of the number of people that were already there, of the same nationality (3%)
3.3 National Origins Act 1924
3.3.1 Immigrants were allowed in as a proportion to the number of people that were already there, of the same nationality but based on the 1890 census
3.4 Immigration Act 1929
3.4.1 Restricted immigration to 150,000 per year
3.4.2 No Asians at all
3.5 Americanisation
3.5.1 Americanisation day to make immigration more American
3.5.2 Lots of flag waving and singing the nation anthem

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