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Immigration & Tolerance
Transcript of Immigration & Tolerance
For a country that called itself a "melting pot," many people thought immigration during the 1920s cut the heart of America's identity.
The KU Klux Klan Invites You to the Portals of the Invisible Empire
1920. National Archives and Records Administration. SIRS Decades. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.
The US has a quota of how many Japanese can enter the country in one year. The people were divided since the Americans wanted to exclude the Japanese from entering the US. Some of the Americans created a division between Americans and Japanese.
The KKK was a very large group of people and wanted to segregate all non-white and non-Christian people from society. This proves that there was a social division that divided Americans.
The KKK is inviting white men to join the Klan to help support them in there beliefs that white people are the superior race and in the tenants of the Christian religion.
Immigration & Intolerance
Racial, political and religious prejudice was widespread in 1920s America.
Throughout the decade, the government tightened restrictions against immigration, particularly from southern and eastern Europe. Discrimination against African Americans, political radicals, Catholics, Jews and others were restricted as well.
The document says that the Mexicans crossing the Rio Grande are multiplying rapidly. Also, creating a health menace to American citizens. 68 Mexicans died in Chicago out of a population of 7,000. It says that the death ratio for Mexicans in Chicago is 82.7 out of 100,000.
Mexicans Crossing the Rio Grande
Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.
In New York, September 16, a mysterious explosion at Broad and Wall streets killed injured more than 300 people. No arrests had been made, but investigators believed that the blast signaled the outbreak of radicals against organized society in America.
Red bomb in N.Y.
"Immigration & Intolerance." SIRS Decades. "Red Bomb in N.Y." SIRS Decades, n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2015.
In Montreal, August 26, Henry Ford said
" If the truth were known about the Ku Klux Klan, it would be looked up to as a body of patriots." He also said that the klan was the victim of lying propaganda.
"Ku Klux Klan Is Patriotic Body", Ford Asserts
"'Ku Klux Klan Is Patriotic Body,' Ford Asserts" SIRS Decades, n.d. Web. 4 Feb. 2015.
Tribute, 18 May
1924. Web. 2