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Immigration Act of 1924 signed into law...



Item # 647994

May 27, 1924

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 27, 1924

* Immigration Act of 1924
* President Calvin Coolidge
* Limiting immigrants into America


The front page has a three column headline: "COOLIDGE SIGNS THE IMMIGRATION BILL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on President Calvin Coolidge signing he Immigration Act of 1924 into law. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 44 pages, light toning and a,little wear at the margins, irregular along the spine, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The Immigration Act of 1924 was a United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States as of the 1890 census, down from the 3% cap set by the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, which used the Census of 1910. The law was primarily aimed at further restricting immigration of Southern Europeans and Eastern Europeans, especially Italians and Eastern European Jews. In addition, it severely restricted the immigration of Africans and banned the immigration of Arabs and Asians.

Category: The 20th Century

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