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After decades of largely unfettered immigration, America began to close her doors and discuss limiting the number of new immigrants to the country. This was driven in part by the Red Scare and the fear of radicalism, but also the perception that many immigrants were failing to integrate into American society. Using the readings on pp. 792–793 of the textbook and Vanzetti’s last statement (Reading 134), as well as the longer readings on Congressional immigration (Reading 135) and the Meyer v. Nebraska case (Reading 136), how do these readings reflect the growing divisions over the nature of American society in the 1920s?