Quota Act (1921)

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The Quota Act (1921) was an early United States immigration law.[1] The act limited the amount of immigrants to 350,000 per year and general favored the older Anglo-Saxon and northern European immigrations [2] The act was signed by President Warren G. Harding on May 19, 1921 and was the first limit on immigration in the Western Hemisphere.[3]

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  1. http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/back395.html
  2. http://www.faculty.fairfield.edu/faculty/hodgson/Courses/so11/Race/quota_acts.htm
  3. http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/back395.html