United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 19

Questions 18 – 20 are based on the excerpt below.

“The system of quotas . . . was the first major pillar of the Immigration Act of 1924. The second provided for the exclusion of persons ineligible to citizenship…. Ineligibility to citizenship and exclusion applied to the peoples of all the nations of East and South Asia. Nearly all Asians had already been excluded from immigration. . . . The exclusion of persons ineligible to citizenship in 1924… completed Asiatic exclusion. . . . Moreover, it codified the principle of racial exclusion into the main body of American immigration and naturalization law.”

Mae M. Ngai, historian, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America, 2004

The Immigration Act of 1924 most directly reflected

(A) cultural tensions between scientific modernism and religious fundamentalism in the 1920s
(B) conflicts arising from the migration of African Americans to urban centers in the North
(C) the emergence of an increasingly national culture in the 1920s shaped by art, cinema, and mass media
(D) social tensions emerging from the First World War

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