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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: The economic collapse that began in 1929 presented an unprecedented challenge to the administration of President Hoover. Committed to essentially letting the economic cycle run its course, the administration sought to reduce unemployment by restricting the nation's labor supply. The Hoover administration targeted immigrants who would compete with United States citizens for a diminishing supply of jobs. The plan was comprised of several parts. The government sought to reduce illegal immigration across land borders. It also tightened the financial qualifications of potential immigrants to ensure that those who were permitted to immigrate would not add to the burden on the limited social services then available in the United States. The administration's plan appealed to nativist sentiments held by American citizens. These sentiments were intensified by the economic crisis.

 

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"Immigration Restrictions Tightened to Alleviate Unemployment Situation" article from the Greenfield Daily Recorder newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Daily Recorder
date   Sep 9, 1930
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   2.5"
height   6.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.006


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See Also...

"The Need of an Immigration Test" article from the Greenfield Gazette and Courier newspaper

Official Bulletin of the Mohawk Klan

"Immigrants in Industries, Part 24: Recent Immigrants in Agriculture" from Reports of the Immigration Commission


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