- Words: 3122
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: American History
- Paper #: 69963920
The motivation behind the exclusion laws was partly xenophobia (especially in the case of the Chinese and other Asians, whose appearance and customs are so different than the western European heritage of most native-born Americans in the 1920s) and partly to protect jobs, wages and resources for the benefit of Americans (Ibid.).
Prohibition, Speakeasies and Bootlegging
The issue of prohibition illustrates the polarity of sentiment felt by many Americans during the