Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Early 20th Century Border Enforcement & its Political Realities

Brief History Of US Border Security - Part 2

Author Patrick Ettinger discusses the beginnings of law enforcement in relation to the US border at the turn of the 20th century, including political policy, Congressional approval, and shifting realities for US immigration.

Description

Author Patrick Ettinger discusses the beginnings of law enforcement in relation to the US border at the turn of the 20th century, including political policy, Congressional approval, and shifting realities for US immigration.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What were some of the ways in which the US tried to enforce the border in the early 20th century? What was the impact of those efforts?
  • Compare the complications faced in the early 20th century regarding border security with those being faced today. What, if anything, has changed that could have either a positive or negative impact on current border security efforts? Explain your reasoning.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Border Security
    • Customs
    • Immigration
    • Smugglers

    Topics

    ImmigrationU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity