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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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The England and America reader

Otto Jespersen - 1920 - 285 pages
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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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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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America Through the Essay: An Anthology for English Courses

A. Theodore Johnson, Allen Tate - 1938 - 498 pages
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