Theodore Roosevelt's Ideas

On Immigrants And

Being An American In 1907.

Presented By

Bonnie M. Wells

'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who

comes here in good faith becomes an American

and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated

on an exact equality with everyone else,

for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man

because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.

But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet

an American, and nothing but an American.

There can be no divided allegiance here.

Any man who says he is an American, but something else also,

isn't an American at all.

We have room for but one flag, the American flag.

We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.

And we have room for but one sole loyalty

and that is a loyalty to the American people.'

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

October 27 1858 January 6 1919

The twenty-sixth President of the United States.

Leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement.

He became the youngest President in United States history

at the age of 42.

He served in many roles including Governor of New York,

historian, naturalist, explorer, author, and soldier.

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