HUM 1020 Week 5

HUM 1020 Week 5

Respond: For what reasons did the United States go from desiring immigrants in 1864 to placing strict quotas on immigrants in 1924? Are any of the provisions of the various immigration laws surprising to you? As you look at the quotas set by the 1924 Immigration Act, what do you notice? What does this tell you about American attitudes toward people from different parts of the world? Were any of your ancestors among these immigrants?  Do you see any parallels between then and today?



  • 250-300 words (approx. one page typed, double-spaced).
  • Support any general points you make or attitudes you express with specific reasons and details.
  • Organize your thoughts into coherent paragraphs. Use transitions to make the relationships among ideas in the paper clear.
  • Edit the paper carefully for errors in grammar, mechanics, punctuation, word use, and spelling.
  • Do not quote from the textbook or other sources—use your own words.


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The Immigration Act of 1924 limited immigration to 2 percent of that nationality already living in the United States in 1890, as recorded by census takers….