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" I wish to be distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace. The politician who bids for the Irish or German vote, or the Irishman or German who votes as an Irishman or German,... "
The Americanism of Theodore Roosevelt - Page 99
1923
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Works

Theodore Roosevelt - 1897
...remains foreign, in language or spirit, is doomed. But I wish to be distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and...merely because that American happens to have been born in Ireland or Germany. Know-nothingism, in any form, is as utterly un-American as foreignism....
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The Works of Theodore Roosevelt: American ideals, with a biographical sketch ...

Theodore Roosevelt - 1897 - 19 pages
...remains foreign, in language or spirit, is doomed. But I wish to be distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and...merely because that American happens to have been born in Ireland or Germany. Know-nothingism, in any form, is as utterly un-American as foreignism....
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American Ideals, and Other Essays, Social and Political

Theodore Roosevelt - 1897 - 8 pages
...wish to be distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, con-v viction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace. The politician...merely because that American happens to have been born in Ireland or Germany. Know-nothingism, in any form, is as utterly un-American as foreignism....
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Modern Achievement, Volume 10

1902
...remains foreign, in language or spirit, is doomed. But I wish to be distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and...merely because that American happens to have been born in Ireland or Germany. Know-nothingism, in any form, is as utterly un-American as foreignism....
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American Ideals

Theodore Roosevelt - 1904
...remains foreign, in language or spirit, is doomed. But I wish to be distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and...merely because that American happens to have been born in Ireland or Germany. Know.-nothingism, in any form, is as utterly un-American as foreignism....
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The Real Roosevelt, His Forceful and Fearless Utterances on Various Subjects

Theodore Roosevelt - 1910 - 202 pages
...which its possessors style cosmopolitanism. — Ibid. spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed <* creed or birthplace. The politician who bids for the...merely because that American happens to have been born in Ireland or Germany. Ibid. One may fall very far short of treason and the unlesirable Citizen...
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Americanization and Citizenhip: Lessons in Community and National Ideals for ...

Hanson Hart Webster - 1919 - 138 pages
...that all men are brothers, and that the Nation is merely an extension of the family. — Habberton. Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose — not of creed or birthplace. — Roosevelt. Municipal government should be entirely divorced from party politics. — Parkhurst....
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Roosevelt's Writings: Selections from the Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - 1920 - 365 pages
...distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, convictions, and pur- 25 pose, not of creed or birthplace. The politician who bids...Americans; but he is not a whit less despicable than the 30 voter who votes against a good American, merely because that American happens to have been born...
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Putnam's Ready Speech-maker: What to Say and how to Say it

Edwin Hamlin Carr - 1922 - 283 pages
...before the alien gods whom our forefathers forsook. But I wish to be distinctly understood on one point. Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and...merely because that American happens to have been born in Ireland or Germany. No man is worth much to the commonwealth if he is not capable of feeling...
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Unto the Hills: Some of America's Problems

Edward Nelson Dingley - 1922 - 201 pages
...not really become a European, he only ceases being an American, and becomes nothing." Again he said: "Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction and purpose, not of creed or birthplace." We are concerned with the great drama of the present and the future. It forbids us to look at the future...
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