SAT Subject US History Practice Question 63: Answer and Explanation
3. In the early 1900's, nativists supported restrictions on immigration for all the following reasons EXCEPT:
A. They did not want U.S. culture changed.
B. They did not want to learn to speak foreign languages.
C. They feared that immigrants would lower the working wage.
D. They thought immigrants might bring in ideas, values, and ways of thinking that would not fit in.
E. They feared that immigrants would take jobs away from workers born in the United States.
Correct Answer: B
Until the major wave of Latin American immigration in the late twentieth century, there was no fear that any person in the United States would have to learn a language other than English.