Read Who is America? From Oscar Handlin, “The Immigration Fight Has Only Begun” (1952) in Foner’s Give Me Liberty! page 725. Answer the 2 questions at the bottom of page 725. The questions are provided below:
a. Why does Handlin believe that basic premises of the immigration quota system has been disproven?
b. How does he invoke history to bolster his argument?
Read the Voices of Freedom From Joseph R.McCarthy, Speech at Wheeling (1950) and From Margaret Smith, Speech in the Senate (1950) in Foner’s Give Me Liberty! pages 728 and 729. Answer the 3 questions at the bottom of page 729. The questions are provided below:
a. What kind of social resentments are evident in McCarthy’s speech?
b. What does Smith believe is the essence of freedom of speech?
c. What do these documents suggest how the Cold War affected discussion of freedom in the early 1950s?