Did the US Do Enough During the Holocaust? Essay

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Title: How U.S immigration laws impacted the Holocaust.
Research question: How did U.S laws impact the Holocaust?
Length of essay: 5 pages
Through out history there’s a ground breaking event that forces society to reform its beliefs. The Holocaust was one of these events, refugees were persecuted in a number of ways and society had a choice to help, become isolated, or to confirm any persecution as ok or right. In every choice our society has depicted that there's a right and a wrong decision to everything; it was wrong for U.S legislation to not give their best efforts to help refugees of the Holocaust it lead to future prejudices and the suffering of millions.
The Holocaust impacted Americans in a number of ways. On one note the
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Unprecended events prepare countries for future tradgedies, and to proper ways to break news.
There were a number of influential factors that played a role in the development of U.S constituent’s fears and thoughts about the Holocaust during the time periods. These thoughts and fears at the time dictated over U.S legislator and there ability to pass and make laws aiding Jewish refugees. One of the influential roles included the media because, during the Holocaust the press tried their best efforts to hide and mask the full persecution that Jews and non Aryans were facing (IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE ERA OF THE HOLOCAUST, 1). This served to be immoral in the eyes of the future public, because ignorance is not bliss it’s an illusion people portray to mask reality. With this ignorance in mind the constituents pushed their advocates to not pass laws, because they perceived this genocide as a minor inconvenience (IMMIGRATION). Ignorance leads to pain, and people being set in their ways such as laws.
Another factor in the U.S development was U.S’s long standing, strict quotas for how many immigrants were allowed in America (Holocaust Memorial Museum,). The people were resitant to change during this time period. Along with all this knowing that the govt. heads that was in charge of the laws were all elected officials that's job security was completely dependent of its constituents, and their approval (Holocaust Memorial Museum). Which prompted U.S
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