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??