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I think we now have sufficient population in our country for us to shut the door and to breed up a pure, unadulterated American citizenship

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I think we now have sufficient population in our country for us to shut the door and to breed up a pure, unadulterated American citizenship. I recognize that there is a dangerous lack of distinction between people of a certain nationality and the breed of the dog ... If you were to go abroad and some one were to meet you and say, 'I met a typical American,' what would flash into your mind as a typical American, the typical representative of that new Nation? Would it be the son of an Italian immigrant, the son of a German immigrant, the son of any of the breeds from the Orient, the son of the denizens of Africa? ... Thank God we have in America perhaps the largest percentage of any country in the world of the pure, unadulterated Anglo-Saxon stock ... I would make this not an asylum for the oppressed of all countries, but a country to assimilate and perfect that splendid type of manhood that has made America the foremost Nation."—Ellison DuRant Smith, from an April 9, 1924 speech recorded in the Congressional Record, 68th Congress, 1st Session, Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1924, vol. 65, 5961−5962

Smith's statement that "maintaining that which has made you and me the beneficiaries of the greatest hope that ever burned in the human breast" most clearly reflects which of the following? (1 point)

 a

 

A flood of legislation that sought to overturn immigration quota laws

 

 b

 

Growing cultural distinctions between native-born citizens and new immigrants

 

 c

 

Social concerns about the growing threat of communists and anarchists

 

 d

 

Social reform movements that sought to improve the treatment of international migrants

 

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