Theodore Roosevelt’s “Hyphenated Americans” Speech (October 12,1915)

HIST 1302

This assignment has several documents for you to read and view in order to answer the five required questions. Please follow any formatting guidelines and minimum length requirements as set by your professor. Please take your time to analyze these documents and submit thoughtful arguments supported by the evidence these documents provide.

Documents:
1. Excerpt of Theodore Roosevelt’s “Hyphenated Americans” Speech (October 12, 1915)
2. Excerpt of “Shut the Door” Speech (April 9, 1924)
3. Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” (February 1940)
4. LOOK Magazine’s “How to Spot a Communist” (March 1947)
5. Political Cartoon “You read books, eh?” (April 24, 1949)
6. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s “Enemies from Within” Speech (February 9, 1950)
7. Excerpt of Port Huron Statement (June 15, 1962)
8. Black Panther Ten-Point Program (October 1966)
9. Caesar Chavez “Letter from Delano” (April 4, 1969)
10. Equal Rights Amendment (1972)
11. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (June 23, 1972)
12. George H.W. Bush on the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26, 1990) 13. Maya Angelou “On the Pulse of the Morning” (January 20, 1993)
14. President-Elect Barack Obama’s Victory Speech (November 4, 2008)

Document 1: [excerpt] “Hyphenated Americans” Speech (1915) Former President Theodore Roosevelt delivered the following speech to a meeting of the Knights of Columbus in Carnegie Hall, New York City on October 12, 1915. With World War I raging in Europe and across the globe, Roosevelt warned of the need for preparedness amongst American citizens. Excerpts from this speech focus upon how Roosevelt defined “Hyphenated Americans” and the importance of their “Americanization” for the country’s strength and success in future conflicts

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