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."