The Effects of Immigrants in America

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United States History

The Effects of Immigrants in America The United States of America today resembles a melting pot, because it is filled with many different ethnicities, cultures, and religions, due to the incoming immigrants from different countries. However, there was a time when immigrants were a threat to America, were despised due to economic conflicts, and were socially unaccepted because of their differences. The presence of Immigrants during the 1920s significantly affected America socially and economically, increasing negative attitudes towards the “new immigrants” as evidenced by the First Red Scare, labor and workforce, and societies and neighborhoods.
The American domestic policy was greatly affected in immigration policy and the rights of workers due to the fear of communism. Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 created communism and caused the United states to experience the first Red Scare. Many people feared the presence of immigrants so much, that they were willing to go to extremes to eliminate them, “series of attacks in the United States, 1919–1920, on suspected socialists, anarchists, and communists, under the authority of Attorney General Alexander Mitchell Palmer” (Encyclopedia of the Interwar Years). Palmer abused his authority, because of his political beliefs and arrested about 10,000 people of German ancestry, accusing them of being socialists and communists.The extreme nature of legislative acts, such as the Alien and Sedition Acts,
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