Essay on The End Of The Second World War

934 Words Nov 19th, 2016 4 Pages
The end of the Second World War was only the beginning of rising tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. During this time, known as the Cold War, the United States developed an “us versus them” mentality framework which marked the Soviet Union its official antithetical rival. America’s emphasis on portraying democracy, sharply contrasted against the Soviet Union’s communist image. By presenting democracy as a virtue of American-ness, communism became a representation of the American antithesis. At the height of American Anti-communist Cold War rhetoric, internal turmoil over civil rights issues ripped a hole through America’s international reputable record, whereby criticism from all over the world poured in against its democratic system. President Lyndon B. Johnson made an effort to patch up the hole by waging war on social inequality through reformation legislation.
One of the most controversial pieces of legislature passed was the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 because it defied the principles of American virtues during the Cold War Era. The Immigration and Nationality Act (also known as the Hart-Celler Act) would destabilize America’s current social hierarchy and violate its commitment to preserve a non-interventionist government. Also, it would countervail the nation’s interest in augmenting national security by indiscriminately opening its borders to all kinds of foreigners. In fact, it is for these very reasons that Johnson initially…

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