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Immigrants arrive at Ellis Island. The Library of Congress. Immigrants arrive at Ellis Island. The Library of Congress.

United States 1924

Synopsis

The National Origins Act, sometimes referred to as the Johnson-Reed Act, represented the culmination of early twentieth-century anti-immigration sentiment. The act sharply restricted the total number of immigrants who could come to the United States and established quotas for various nationality groups. The chief purpose of the act was to limit the number of "less desirable" immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and from Japan, many of whom had played a vital role in the nation's industrial development.

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