Proposed Restriction of Immigration

Proposed Restriction of Immigration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Nation's peril from criticizing every governmental act, from attacking our Constitution and our laws, and from undermining the fundamental doctrines: upon which rests our theory of government. Let us not be carried away, therefore, by intemperate accusation conceived either in ignorance or in falsehood. It has also been urged by thoughtless agitators, that the foreign-language press is a deterrent from what is called Americanization. What is probably meant by that term is an understanding and appreciation of American institutions, an acceptance of American ideals, and a devotion to the Welfare of the country. It does not mean identity in appearance, in outward garb, in tastes, in speech, in religion, or even in politics. The glory of our country in the past has been that, in spite of all differences in origin, in creed, in opinion, in speech, we constitute one people. E pluribus unum is a phrase that fitly characterizes our vast population. Even in colonial days our population lacked that homogeneity that was to be found in England. The early settlers of New York, the Dutch, spoke a language and represented a civilization that Were alien to the New Englander, while the German settlements in Pennsylvania differed in essential respects from those of Virginia and Georgia, Our growth was comparatively slow until 1820. From that time our population was enriched by the migration of various racial groups, and as immigration increased the development of our national domain became possible, our industries grew in number and efficiency, and our national wealth advanced to an extent unprecedented in history: so that to-day the entire civilized world is practically dependent upon America. It is an error to assert that this remarkable achievement is...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542886
  • 9781236542885