ASSIGNMENT 2DUE before the start of class on Wednesday, March 15thFor…

ASSIGNMENT 2DUE before the start of class on Wednesday, March 15thFor this assignment, read the following pages in American Immigration: A Very ShortIntroduction:pp.  15-44pp.  65-85After you have completed the reading, log onto Chitester, and take the following quiz:HIST 1700 Kronmiller American Immigration QuizThe quiz consists of multiple choice and short answer questions.  The questions from thequiz are listed below.1. What was the principal reason for England’s liberal immigration policy for the American colonies? 2. Why does the author mean when he writes the Naturalization Act of 1795 advanced “belief rather than birth as the principal criteria for citizenship”? 3. How did the 14th Amendment create “birthright citizenship”? 4. When immigration to the United States increased in the years before the Civil War, what about the immigrants concerned American nativists?5.  Why did the movement to regulate and exclude immigrants begin in California? 6.  What is ironic about Denis Kearney becoming the leader of the movement to end Chinese immigration to the US?7.  What was the Chinese Exclusion Act the beginning of?8.  What was the purpose of quotas (or numerical limitation) in US immigration policy?9.  Why were many Asian immigrants unable to become Americans citizens under the 1795 Naturalization law, whileMexican immigrants were allowed citizenship?10.  How did European immigration to the US change after the 1890s?11.The author points out that many Americans were alarmed by the large numbers of new immigrants after the1890s.  In what ways were they different?12.  What did supporters of the “emerging science of eugenics” think the United States should do?13.  According to the author, what is the historical purpose of international migration?14. At the top of page 75, the author says that “a fateful demographic transition that began in Europe and would reach the rest of the world in the twentieth century has been at the heart of the rise of modern immigration patterns.”The author then describes that transition, and some of its effects, on pages 75-77. What was the fateful demographic transition that has been at the heart of immigration, and what does it have to do with access to land?15. What does the author mean when he writes, on p. 79, that “International migration was a strategy for avoiding proletarianization”? (hint: Wikipedia defines proletarianization as “the social process whereby people move from being either an employer, unemployed or self-employed, to being employed as wage labor by an employer. In Marxist theory, proletarianization is often seen as the most important form of downward social mobility”).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proletarianization

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