American Immigrants Policy since 1882
From the time the first settlers laid the foundations for the USD, the white American culture was mostly homogenous since the settlers could all trace their roots to Great Britain. They were also all of the protestant faith; factors which united them and gave them the similarity and homogeneity.
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The restrictive nature of the 1920s immigration legislation had the unintended result of encouraging naturalization. This was because those who became citizens through naturalization also became eligible to bring their unmarried children below 18 years and wives into the US without any quota limitations (Daniels, 53).
Daniels, Roger. Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004.
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