Quotation by Theodore Roosevelt

There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), U.S. Republican (later Progressive) politician, president. Speech, July 19, 1918, State Republican Party Convention, Saratoga, New York. Roosevelt Policy, vol. 3 (1919).

Roosevelt had earlier drawn attention to "hyphenated Americans" in a speech, Oct. 12, 1915: "Americanism is a matter of the spirit and the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States."
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