This How Have Americans Responded to Immigration? interactive also includes:
- How Have Americans Responded to Immigration?
- "Remember Your First Thrill of American Liberty"
- Naturalization Act of 1790
- Act of December 17, 1943, Public Law 78-199, 57 STAT 600, to repeal the Chinese Exclusion Acts, and for other purposesa.
- Alien and Sedition Acts
- Flyers Distributed by Silver Bow Trades and Labor Assembly and Butte Miners' Union in Support of Chinese and Japanese Boycott
- Foreign-Born Friends who are Applicants for American Citizenship
- Immigrants Arriving at the Immigration Station on Angel Island
- Incident Memorandum Regarding Cuban Refugees, Southern Florida
- Interrogation of Lev Kotz, alias Lebe Nissinoff, "Russian Hebrew," by federal Immigration Board of Special Inquiry, Angel Island Immigration Station
- Letter from German Hospital to Commissioner of Immigration, Angel Island Station, regarding enemy alien Ernst Hamann
- Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the SS Brasilia
- Memorandum from Harry S. Truman to the Secretary of State and Others
- News from the U.S. Department of Labor, "Federal Stop-Order on Indio Farmer" (USDL-IX-59S56), San Francisco, August 3, 1959.
- Oath of Allegiance of Mikael Amerikian
- Photograph of Immigrants Landing at Ellis Island
- President Lyndon B. Johnson Signing the Immigration Act
- Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, introduces President George W. Bush at the US Chamber of Commerce where President Bush gave a speech on Immigration
- Texas of North America
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While America says it welcomes from other countries the tired and poor yearning to be free, the record is mixed on whether there has been a warm reception for immigrants. Class members use an interactive graphic scale and primary source documents, such as the text of laws and photographs, weighing the responses to immigration since the Civil War. A writing prompt asks learners to evaluate America's response to newcomers over time.
- Review a unit on immigration using the activity
- Offer as preparation for a class debate or discussion on immigration
- Pupils need computer access
- Activity is flexible and is easy to use in a variety of ways
- Mix of images and text makes resource useable for a variety of learning styles and abilities