Examples Of Exogenous Shock

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The first exogenous shock is the World War I. After world war one, Americans had high intension about national identity, and most of the Americans encouraged Americanism and had intensified Americanization. As a result, the ethnic people living in America were blamed by the Americans with anti-alien sentiment. For instance, American blamed German and Irish immigrants and see them as potentially disloyal to the United States and a hindrance to the nation's war effort. Americans not only blamed the ethnic people who were not Americans, but also demobilized and delegitimated their ethnic groups, such as German American alliance, Ancient order of Hibernians, and Irish American politicians. Besides, after world war one, U.S. government and Americans …show more content…
The Red Scare was started by the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. American government thought that the Communist revolution would bring the unrest of organized labor, the resistance of activism, and the rise of socialism in U.S. To prevent the unrest, government had arrested many suspected radicals and those radicals were usually new immigrants. Besides, most of the Americans were afriad the red scare would bring the grievance of some people and make the society unstable. Therefore, people supported the immigration's restriction. Third, a mass strike is also an exogenous shock, such as Great Steel Strike of 1919. The Great Steel Strike of 1919 proved to be a dismal failure for the steel workers. Many employers thought that the workers were the dangerous radicals who threatened the American way of life, preying on many Americans' fears of Communism during that era. Because many of the striking workers were recent immigrants, employers were able to portray them as instigators of trouble. As a result, many employers supported immigration restriction, and thus the restriction of migration from Europe can be implemented …show more content…
For instance, professional expertise were a fixture in immigration policymaking after the progressive era. Government officials and the expertise worked together and published suitable immigration policy for U.S. For instance, Dillingham Commission was established with a generous budget and a largee staff of social scientists to stuy recent immigration and to issue authoritative findings. This commission encouraged immigration restriction as they believed the immigration from southern and eastern europe is a serious threat to American society and culture and should therefore be greatly reduced. Besides, the expertise of commission had the dictionary of races that explained that people from eastern and southern europe are different than Americans. Therefore, expertise of commission recommended government officials to impose some policies to restrict immigrants. For instance, first, literacy test is to test the english level of immigrants. The immigrant who cannot pass the test cannot move into U.S. second, the head tax is a tax that levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual. In short, if a family have many memebers and want to immigrate to U.S, the family need to pay high tax. Finally, the commission remmmended goverment officials should restrict people from outside based on their national

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