Day 6- Group AEmma Lukens and Julianne Lowenstein
Describe and account for the rise of nativism in American society from 1900 to 1930.
ThesisThe rise in nativism and the strict quota acts enforced between 1900 and 1930 can be attributed for the most part to the isolationist attitude adopted after World War II.
nativism• The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants- a deep vein of xenophobia and nativism• A return to or emphasis on traditional or local customs, in opposition to outside influences
• America turns to an isolationist after WWI o During the war Americans began to boycott products associated with Germans. Sauerkraut was called liberty cabbage and french fries were called freedom fries. o Anger towards the Communist and Germans expanded to include other minority groups
The KKKThe Klu Klux Klan was a radical group that sought to keep the "native" americans above immigrants and other minority groups. They were anti-foreign, anti-Catholic, anti-black, anti-jew, anti-pacifist, anti-communist, anti- internationalist, anti-evolutionist, anti- bootlegger, anti-gambling, anti-adultery, anti- birth control and pro-Anglo-Saxon, pro- native, and pro-Protestant. Many nativist joined Post WWI.
With so many minority groups (women, African Americans, etc.) within America fighting to change the United States, many Americans stubbornly trying to hold on to the traditional views they held. Most of the public felt the need to suppress "non-native" groups as a way of overcompensation. It also caused a belief in cultural pluralism.
ImmigrationReforms-Emergency Quota Act of 1921-Immigration Act of 1924