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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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Reader and Guide for New Americans: Book One[-two], Book 1

Alfred Watkins Castle - 1923
...MIXING — 1. Blue and yellow make green. 2. Yellow and red make orange. 3. Blue and red make purple. " Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace." THE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States and to the Republic for which...
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THE IDEALS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT

EDWARD H. COTTON - 1923
...high and brave type of spiritual life. —CONDUCT TEST OF BELIEF. CHAPTER X A GREATER, BETTER AMERICA "Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace," said Roosevelt. Americanism amounted to a religion with him. To find parallels for his love of country,...
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The Ideals of Theodore Roosevelt

Edward Howe Cotton - 1923 - 329 pages
...high and brave type of spiritual life. — CONDUCT TEST OF BELIEF. CHAPTER X A GREATER, BETTER AMERICA "Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace," said Roosevelt. Americanism amounted to a religion with him. To find parallels for his love of country,...
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Americanism and Catholicism

Frederick Joseph Kinsman - 1924 - 250 pages
...outrage to fight an American political campaign with reference to questions of European politics. . . . "Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace. ... A Scandinavian, a German, or an Irishman who has really become an American, has the right to stand...
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Roosevelt, Prophet of Unity

Hermann Hagedorn - 1924 - 142 pages
...descent. As for himself, "it would take seven hyphens," he would say, "if any one tried to hyphenate me." "Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace. . . . That man is the best American [70] who has in him the American spirit, the American soul." In...
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The Golden Mountain: The Autobiography of a Korean Immigrant, 1895-1960

Easurk Emsen Charr - 1995 - 315 pages
...crafts we came here, we are all now in the same boat." "True Americanism,," said Theodore Roosevelt, "is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace." "Ah, that certainly includes me, too," I said to myself, and sang joyously and prayerfully, "God bless...
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Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy

Stephen MACEDO, Stephen Macedo - 2009 - 363 pages
...it when he said "we don't wish any hyphenated Americans," but his Americanism was available to all: "Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace." Roosevelt insisted that nativism and Know Nothingism are "repugnant to true Americanism": no one who...
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The Wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt - 2003 - 192 pages
...hearty indignation for the boy who bullies girls or small boys, or tortures animals. Ibid. Americanism Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace. "True Americanism," The Forum, April 1894 The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to...
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The Bully Pulpit and the Melting Pot: American Presidents and the Immigrant ...

Hans P. Vought - 2004 - 261 pages
...American. It was, however, an honor that should be given only to the worthy. Although he preached that "Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace," he called for "5 Roosevelt to Robert J. Thompson, 30 April 1900, in Letters of Theodore Roosevelt,...
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