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History of American Immigration (Grades 11-12)

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History of American Immigration

Immigration to the United States fell off sharply in the forty years following the Revolution.
  1. True
  2. False
The highest numbers of immigrants traveling to the United States during the middle of the 19th century came from which three countries?

Irish Catholics settled mainly in rural areas while German immigrants tended to settle in the cities.
  1. True
  2. False
What event, during the 1840s, prompted nearly 800,000 Irish immigrants to move to the United States?
  1. unification with England
  2. the Irish Potato Famine
  3. the partition of Ireland
  4. Bloody Sunday
During the 1840s and 1850s, the                 Party had a staunchly anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant platform.
  1. Whig
  2. Bull Moose
  3. Prohibition
  4. Know-Nothing
Failed revolutions across Europe in 1848 prompted many people to flee for the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
How did technological advancements during the 19th century make it easier to immigrate to the United States?

The Page Act, the first federal immigration law, was passed in what year?
  1. 1818
  2. 1863
  3. 1875
  4. 1882
The Page Act banned immigration from Japan.
  1. True
  2. False
A wave of immigration from China was prompted by what event?
  1. California Gold Rush
  2. Yukon Gold Rush
  3. Boxer Rebellion
  4. Opium Wars
What law, signed in 1882, prohibited all Chinese workers from immigrating to the United States?

After the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, many Chinese laborers entered the United States through the United States-Canada border.
  1. True
  2. False
Opened in 1882, what was the largest immigration processing station on the East Coast?

Beginning in 1910, Angel Island was the immigration processing station on the West Coast.
  1. True
  2. False
Despite Woodrow Wilson's veto, Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 which barred immigration from Asia and added a literacy test at the border.
  1. True
  2. False
Anarchists were among the people barred from entering the United States under the Immigration Act of 1903.
  1. True
  2. False
What effect did the Emergency Quota Act have on immigration?

The Immigration Act of 1924 increased the number of southern Europeans and Russians allowed to immigrate to the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
Immigrants from Latin America were not subject to the quotas set by the Emergency Quota Act.
  1. True
  2. False
Joseph McCarthy sponsored the Internal Security Act which barred communists from immigrating to the United States.
  1. True
  2. False
Immigration quotas were abolished by the                             Act of 1965.
  1. Immigration and Nationality
  2. Equal Nationalilty
  3. Displaced Persons
  4. National Origins
Preferential treatment under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was given to individuals with certain job skills or familial relationships with U.S. citizens.
  1. True
  2. False
Passed in                 the Immigration Reform and Control Act created the first penalties against hiring immigrants in the United States illegally.
  1. 1908
  2. 1934
  3. 1957
  4. 1986

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