National Constitution CenterCenturies of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline Exhibit
  National Constitution Center Home  
   
  Constitutional
Timeline Home
 
 


Era Overviews

 
  1765-1786  
  1787-1790  
  1791-1824  
  1825-1849  
  1850-1865  
  1866-1885  
  1886-1906  
  1907-1930 >  
  1931-1946  
  1947-1954  
  1955-1969  
  1970-1987  
  1987-  
   
  Help  
   
  Credits  
   
   
     




< Previous Event | Back to Timeline | Next Event >

You are viewing the low-bandwidth version of the Constitutional Timeline. View the broadband version.

1907-1930: We are a diverse nation, confronting our differences

May 26, 1924
We welcome some immigrants, but shut the door on most

Immigrants at Ellis Island

No more Asians, and far fewer Italian and Polish immigrants: that’s the effect of the law Congress just passed, overwhelmingly. For English, German and Scandinavian immigrants, our door remains open much wider.


Clearly, many Americans are uncomfortable living alongside immigrants who don’t look or worship as they do, or whose politics they think threaten “domestic tranquility.”


Such fears have attracted millions of members to a new Klu Klux Klan, which espouses not only white supremacy but also hatred of “foreigners,” Catholics and Jews.

Read about it in the New York times

< Previous Event | Back to Timeline | Next Event >


You are viewing the low-bandwidth version. View the broadband version (Flash plug-in and broadband connection required)

 

Home | Feedback | Site Map
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106 ph.215.409.6600
Content Copyright 2006, National Constitution Center. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy