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The Red Scare

How the rising communism and socialism in the US led to the red scare and immigrant restrictions?


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April 05, 2012 10:17PM

Immigration Restrictions

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.