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  Chicago World's Fair
  Turner Frontier Essay
  Growth of Cities
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  Sheppard-Towner Act
  Immigration Laws
  Stock Market Crash
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  Deregulation
  "Goldilocks" Economy
  Census 2000

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Immigration Laws

1924 - Congress passed the National Origins Act. This law eliminated immigration from Asia and sharply reduced immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe. 

The number of immigrants per year plummeted from 700,000 in 1924 to 300,000 in 1925 and remained low until 1965.

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