The Impact of the Immigration Act of 1924

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Welcome to America ... only if you're on an approved list. The activity uses a map to explain how the Immigration Act of 1924 placed quotas on immigration from certain countries, such as India. Scholars analyze the map, complete a worksheet, and participate in group discussion to understand what events were taking place that helped shape the legislation. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the Immigration Act of 1924 to the Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Discuss the impact of the immigration quotas on refugees from World War I
Classroom Considerations
  • Students complete a portion of the activity online 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Activity is great to complete in pairs or individually
  • The resource includes background information to help educators explain the significance of the image 
Cons
  • None