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Vocab words of the 1920's
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TIRADES= a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation

 

EUGENICS= the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits

 

 

INASSIMILABLE= Not capable of being utilized for the nutrition of the body.

 

MONGRELS= a dog of mixed or indeterminate breed.

 

DISTINGUISHED= made conspicuous by excellence; noted; eminent; famous

 

EXCLUSIONISTS= the principle, policy, or practice of exclusion, as from rights or privileges

 

DILEMMAS= a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.

 

UNPRECEDENTED= without previous instance; never before known or experienced.

 

ASSIMILATED= to take in and incorporate as one's own; absorb.

 

 

GEOLOGIST=a person who specializes in geologic research and study.

 

 

 

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'Anti-Arizona' Immigration Law Passes California Senate

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Illegal immigrants arrested for minor offenses will no longer have to fear deportation if a bill approved by the state Senate becomes law.
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Anti-immigration Laws

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Annotations: It was written by Robert H. Clancy. It was written on 1924. It is about how they treated the immigrants and how they act towards them. Charles B. Davenport apply eugenics in 1907.

 

 

 

 

 

Opponents of immigration employed eugenics, the "science" of applied heredity, as a weapon in the "clash of cultures" after the turn of the 20th century. Various groups, including the Immigration Restriction League and the American Breeders' Association, sought to preserve pure Americanism by excluding "inferior races". The term "eugenics," coined in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton (a cousin of Charles Darwin and one of the earliest to apply statistical methods to the study of biology) is derived from the Greek word for "to produce well" or "good in birth." Galton believed eugenics would be used to improve humanity by assisting "natural selection" in the transmission of desirable human traits.

Not long after its debut in European academic circles, eugenics gained popularity in the United States. Members of the American Breeders' Association, founded in 1903, understood instinctively the utility of applied eugenics from animal breeding. They joined with the distinguished geologist Charles B. Davenport in 1907 to apply eugenics to human affairs through education and culture. In 1910 the Eugenics Record Office began to track generations of worthy American stock. Magazine articles on the subject appeared just before the Great War began in Europe, and scientists and quasi-scientists joined the "clash of cultures." Madison Grant, a wealthy, New York amateur anthropologist, published The Passing of the Great White Race in 1916. Grant warned of potential "race suicide" and the "reversion" of white, Nordic peoples -- older immigrants and Americans -- to more primitive levels by diluting their superior qualities after mixing with the "Alpine" (central European) and Mediterranean races, both of which were well-represented in the latest wave of immigration to America. It seemed obvious to many that "new" immigrants demonstrated their inferiority by living in urban poverty, engaging in criminal behavior, and scoring poorly on intelligence tests.

When the United States entered the First World War in 1917, psychologists saw the opportunity for mass intelligence testing on Americans of all classes, races, and ethnic groups. Officials used the Stanford-Binet test, which was given to army recruits, to validate the inferiority of "new" immigrants and black Americans. Nearly one-fourth of the foreign-born were functionally illiterate. During and after the war, various groups pressured Congress to pass legislation to conserve the "American race." The birth control movement, though led by feminists, also often advocated eugenics.

Exclusionists eventually employed eugenics to justify the prohibition against mixed-race marriages (miscegenation), the sterilization of criminals and people with mental disorders, segregation, and quotas on immigration so prominent in the "clash of cultures" earlier in the 20th century. During the 1920s and 1930s in the United States, several social scientists and geneticists marshaled evidence to challenge eugenics as widely practiced; eugenics fell into thorough disrepute after the experiments performed by Nazis during World War II became known.

Today we confront a "new eugenics" prompted by the research in human cloning and the ethical dilemmas this new technology has recently provoked. In a sense, all of us practice eugenics at some level when we choose mates on the basis of physical, intellectual, or some other characteristic we hope to see reproduced in our offspring. Undoubtedly, we can expect to see the controversy surrounding eugenics intensify in the 21st century.

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Immigration Act of 1924

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The role of Immigration Act of 1924 in the history of the United States of America.
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A Trend Toward Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Choice Laws - New America Media

A Trend Toward Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Choice Laws - New America Media | Anti-Immigration Laws: | Scoop.it
New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism.
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Speech of Immigrants

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Annotation:  Speech was wriiten by Robert H. Clancy. On April 8, 1924, Congressional Record, 68th Congress, 1st Session. Talks about   How it is unfair how we are treating the immigrants. That the law they made is very racist and unfair. They should not make this law because in mexico they don't have a law like that only Americans do because they think they are better than everyone else.






"[There were] fierce tirades (a prolonged outburst of put downs) and propaganda directed against the great waves of Irish and Germans who came over from 1840 on for a few decades to escape civil, racial, and religious persecution in their native lands.

The “Know-­‐Nothings,” (a political party against immigrantion) bitterly denounced the Irish and Germans as mongrels (of mixed breed, nature, or origin), scum, foreigners, and a menace to our institutions. . . All are riff-­‐raff, inassimilable (not capable of mixing in), “foreign devils,” swine not fit to associate with the great chosen people — a form of national pride and hallucination as old as the division of races and nations.

...to-­‐day it is the Italians, Spanish, Poles, Jews, Greeks, Russians, Balkanians, and so forth, who are the racial lepers, [according to the Know-­‐Nothings]. . .

Italian-­‐Americans . . . are found in all walks and classes of life — common hard labor, the trades, business, law, medicine, dentistry, art, literature, banking, and so forth. They rapidly become Americanized, build homes, and make themselves into good citizens. . . . One finds them by thousands digging streets, sewers, and building foundations, and in the automobile and iron and steel fabric factories of various sorts. They do the hard work that the native-­‐born American dislikes.
Rapidly they rise in life and join the so-­‐called middle and upper classes. .

The Polish-­‐Americans are as industrious and as frugal (not big spenders) and as loyal to our institutions as any class of people who have come to the shores of this country in the past 300 years. They are essentially home builders, and they have come to this country to stay. They learn the English language as quickly as possible, and take pride in the rapidity with which they become assimilated (blend in) and adopt our institutions.

. . . The racial discriminations of this bill are un-­‐American. . . . "

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Against the Law

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Annotation: It was written by a congress men who thought this is an "un-american" bill. It was the Quita Act of 1921. I was passed to limit the entry of immigrants to stop for immigrants from entering the United States. It's said to be racially discriminatory. He was defending it from Jewish, Italian, and Polish. I think this is racist because all they want is white people or American Citizens.

 

 

 

"AT the turn of the 20th century, unprecedented levels of immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe to the United States aroused public support for restrictive immigration laws. After World War I, which temporarily slowed immigration levels, anti-immigration sentiment rose again. Congress passed the Quota Act of 1921, limiting entrants from each nation to 3 percent of that nationality’s presence in the U.S. population as recorded by the 1910 census. As a result, immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe dropped to less than one-quarter of pre-World War I levels. Even more restrictive was the Immigration Act of 1924 (Johnson-Reed Act) that shaped American immigration policy until the 1960s. While it passed with only six dissenting votes, congressional debates over the Johnson-Reed Act revealed arguments on both sides of this question of American policy and national identity. For example, on April 8, 1924, Robert H. Clancy, a Republican congressman from Detroit with a large immigrant constituency, defended the “Americanism” of Jewish, Italian, and Polish immigrants and attacked the quota provisions of the bill as racially discriminatory and “un-American.”

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