World War I and the 20s

About six million came to the United States from 1910-1920 and almost four million people came during the 1920s. The Immigration Act of 1924 was passed which allowed more immigrants from northern and Western Europe and fewer from Southern and Eastern Europe.

During the 1920s it was the greatest wave of immigration in American history. Between 1880 and 1902, 25 million immigrants arrived in America. The immigrants that arrived after 1890 were New Immigrants. Immigrants were coming to America to escape religious, racial, and political persecution.

In America during World War I and the 1920s there was a large anti-immigration viewpoint. Americans blamed the problems caused by rapid modernization on the immigrants. Also the Ku Klux Klan prevented immigrants coming to America because of the violence in America.