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  • 1. STEMMING the FOREIGN FLOODIsolationist America of the 1920’s, ingrown and provincial, had little use for theimmigrants who began to flood into the country again as peace settled soothingly on thewar-torn world.
  • 2. Some 800,000 stepped ashore in 1920-1921, about 2/3 of them from southern andeastern Europe. Nativists cried that a sickly Europe was indeed vomiting on America.
  • 3. Congress passed two pieces ofimmigration legislation to addressthe politically explosive issue.Explain the Emergency QuotaAct (1921) and the ImmigrationAct (1924).
  • 4. Who were the “winners” versus the “losers?” Describe the legislation’s impact &significance.