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There Are Several Instances Where It Appears As If History

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There are several instances where it appears as if history repeats itself- the Salem Witch Trials, Red Scare, Holocaust, Japanese Internment Camps, and many more. Could Trump’s Travel Ban be a new addition to this list? The Salem Witch Trials is known as a dark and embarrassing time in our history, yet the same events seem to re-occur in history. Mass hysteria continues to influence our society to make destructive decisions. As a result of history repeating itself, a person can conclude America may be repeating the Salem Witch Trials through Trump’s Travel Ban due to the overwhelming similarities of mass hysteria leading to scapegoating. The Salem Witch Trials took place during the Puritan time in Salem, Massachusetts. This incident is…show more content…
The Nationality Act states, “Whenever the President finds that entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate” (How opponents may challenge Trump). It’s no secret that President Trump is planning on issuing a ‘Travel Ban’, or as an individual may have heard it, ‘Muslim Ban’, legally. This bans the refugees from certain countries - Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia - from entering the United States for four months. Mr. Trump claims to ban these countries to protect the United States from terror attacks. All of the countries listed above have a muslim majority, but have no direct ties to terrorist attacks in the United States. These countries, however, were identified as “countries of concern” during Obama’s administration and had limitations on entering the United States (Trump signs executive order). It is also no secret there is a stereotype in place of people of the Muslim religion being terrorists. Despite the fact Trump avows the ‘Travel Ban’ is to be set in place for protection against terrorism, countries that have had direct links to past
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