Asked in The Red Scare
How the rising communism and socialism in the US led to the red scare and immigrant restrictions?
April 05, 2012 10:17PM
The Red Scare was one factor that led to new restrictions on
immigration. Other factors were two ideas that grew strong in America
in the 1920s. One of the ideas was that people born in America were
superior to immigrants. The other was that America should keep its
traditional culture intact. Anti-immigrant, anti-Jewish, and antiCatholic sentiments contributed to the popularity of a revived Ku Klux
Klan, not just in the South but throughout the nation. Ultimately, this
conservative reaction against immigrants resulted in the passage of
legislation that set limits on the number of immigrants who could come
from each country.