Theodore Roosevelt’s Ideas On Immigrants And Being An AMERICAN In 1907


‘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

Michael Muracco

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