United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 20

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

Which of the following evidence would best support Ngai’s argument in the excerpt?

(A) Census data showing the changing percentages of the foreign-born population from 1920 to 1930
(B) Narratives describing the challenges of immigrant family life in the 1920s
(C) Diplomatic correspondence reflecting the increasing isolationism of United States foreign policy in the 1920s and 1930s
(D) Census data revealing the Great Migration of African Americans to cities in the North and West in the 1920s

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