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6.8 Immigration to the US

Directions: The following questions have been designed to test and improve your knowledge of the topic of immigration to the US. Answer these questions and verify your answers. Then, write an essay on whether you think immigration has helped or hurt the US.

Source: Wikipedia.org

Q 1: During mid 1800s, millions of Irish immigrants came to the US because of _________ in Ireland.
the Great War
the plague epidemic
the Great Potato Famine

Q 2: The passage of the ________ in 1865 granted citizenship to the children of all immigrants.
Fourth Amendment
Thirteenth Amendment
Third Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment

Q 3: By 1790, there were 4.6 million Europeans and 900,000 _____ slaves in the US.
African
Asian
Native American

Q 4: For the first time in American history, racial distinctions were omitted from the U.S. Code by the passage of The Immigration and Nationality Act of _____.
1590
1952
1775
1890

Q 5: 2006 U.S. immigration reform protests began in response to proposed legislation known as H.R. 4437, which would
stop all forms of immigration
legalize millions of undocumented immigrants
raise penalties for illegal immigration and classify illegal aliens and others as felons

Q 6: Prior to the mid 1500s, there were _______ European immigrants in America.
23 million
10 million
zero
5 million

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