Mexican Immigration in the 1920s

Rubric

To successfully complete this assessment, students must examine the source information and consider the context in which these documents were created. To answer Question 1, students must recognize that newspaper boards write editorials to sway divided public opinion. Therefore, a portion of the American electorate likely favored restricting Mexican immigration. Alternatively, students may identify that the American Federation of Labor was among the largest labor unions in the country and so their protest against the admission of Mexican immigrants provides evidence that some Americans opposed Mexican immigration. For Question 2, students should explain that congressional hearings are typically conducted over an issue of public concern and then explain that these hearings most likely indicate public opposition to Mexican immigration at the time.

Level Description
Proficient

Student addresses a relevant aspect of the documents and explains how each provides evidence that some Americans opposed Mexican immigration in the 1920s.

Emergent

Student addresses a relevant aspect of the documents but does not offer a complete explanation of how each document provides evidence that some Americans opposed Mexican immigration in the 1920s.

Basic

Student does not explain how each document provides evidence that some Americans opposed Mexican immigration in the 1920s.