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Theodore Roosevelt

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Overview

Author

Theodore Roosevelt

Year Published

1883

Type

Primary Source

Genre

Speech

At a Glance

  • At only 25 years old, Theodore Roosevelt was a member of the New York state assembly.
  • In the early 1880s, many Americans were disillusioned with politics due to the Civil War and failures of Reconstruction. At the same time, nativist groups were lashing out at the millions of new immigrants arriving in the United States.
  • In 1883, Roosevelt delivered "The Duties of American Citizenship" to his fellow assemblymen.
  • In the speech, Roosevelt calls for both greater political engagement and acceptance of immigrants who embrace the United States.

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