War5 - War,Prosperity,andDepression

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War, Prosperity, and Depression U.S. triumphs in World War I, suffers through downturn TENSIONS OVER IMMIGRATION During the 1920s, the United States sharply restricted foreign immigration for the first  time in its history.  Large inflows of foreigners long had created a certain amount of  social tension, but most had been of Northern European stock and, if not quickly  assimilated, at least possessed a certain commonality with most Americans.  By the end  of the 19 th  century, however, the flow was predominantly from southern and Eastern  Europe.  According to the census of 1900, the population of the United States was just  over 76 million.  Over the next 15 years, more than 15 million immigrants entered the  country. Around two-thirds of the inflow consisted of “newer” nationalities and ethnic groups– Russian Jews, Poles, Slavic peoples, Greeks, southern Italians.  They were non-
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