National Origins Act of 1924

Who it affected | Results | Historical Significance | Bibliography The national origins act of 1924 or the immigration act cut the numbers of immigrants annually admitted under the emergency quotes act. this act started July 1, 1927 but was postponed until July1, 1929. the goal of this act was to maintain the existing ethnic composition of the United States.
Signing The Bill.
Signing The Bill.




Who it affected


The people that it affected the most was the southern and eastern parts of Europe. The Act was most generous to the northern and western parts of Europe which relatively few immigrants came from. In the 10 years following 1900 about 200,000 Italians immigrated annually.The 1924 quota was 4,000 per year that immigrated. After the act Germany was over 57,000 about 86 percent of the 155,000 permitted to enter the United States. Southern and Eastern parts were more of the people that left than came in (Italian, Spaniards,Chinese, Japanese etc.). (
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Immigrant Woman.
Immigrant Woman.




Provisions

For the next three years until june 30, 1927, 1924 Act set the anuual quota of nationality to 2% of the foregn-born persons of such nationality. The revised formula reduced total immaigration from 357,803 in 1923–24 to 164,667 in 1924–25. The impact varied widely within coutries. While immigration in Great Britain and Ireland fell 19%, while immigration from Italy fell more than 90%. (
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Chart Of Immigration In The 1900"s
Chart Of Immigration In The 1900"s



Results

The act controlled"undesirable" immigration by establishing quotas. The Act sparred specific origins from the Asia-Pacific Triangle. The Act set no limitations on immagration in the Latin American countries.
In the 10 years following 1900, about 200,000 Italians immigrated annually. With the imposition of the 1924 quota, 4,000 per year were allowed. By contrast, the annual quota for Germany after the passage of the Act was over 57,000. Some 86% of the 155,000 permitted to enter under the Act were from Northern European countries (
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Immigration Results.
Immigration Results.








Historical Significance


This law caused European immigrants to drop from 2,477,853in the 1920's to 348,289 in the 1930's. It decreased the United States foreign loan population from 13.1 percent in the 1920's to 4.7 percent by 1970. This changed the United States in the 1920's because a lot of immigrants were not coming over anymore. It is safe to say that the 1920's would not have been the same if it wasn't for the National Origins Act of 1924. It would not be the same because if it wasn't for this act that limited a lot of immigrants to be able to come over to the United States. (
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Statue Of Liberty . "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death".
Statue Of Liberty . "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death".



Bibliography


Cartoon in the newspapers telling immigrants not to come in.
Cartoon in the newspapers telling immigrants not to come in.