Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: History of Border Security in pre-20th century America

Brief History Of US Border Security - Part 1

Author Patrick Ettinger discusses the historical context behind US border security in pre-20th century America, including the various immigrant groups coming into America through both the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Description

Author Patrick Ettinger discusses the historical context behind US border security in pre-20th century America, including the various immigrant groups coming into America through both the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How does Ettinger describe the enforcement conditions at both the northern and southern US borders? What explanation does he offer for these circumstances?
  • How did the US begin to change its attitude to border security? What factors shaped those opinions and attitudes prior to the turn of the 20th century?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Border Security
    • Customs
    • Eligibility
    • Immigration

    Topics

    ImmigrationU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity