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The duties and rights of citizenship

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Theodore Roosevelt's speech to the graduating class of Peirce School in Philadelphia in 1897. The cover bears a small black and white oval portrait of Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Citizenship--Philosophy; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Business schools; Pennsylvania--Philadelphia; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1897

Citizens for trouble-making only

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Columbia stands with two "troublemakers" labeled "Cuban Filibuster" and "Irish Agitator" hiding behind her skirt. The Cuban and Irish figures hold papers that state "Certificate of U.S. Citizenship."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Citizenship; Columbia (Symbolic character); Aliens; Anarchists

Date: 1897-03-24

Letter from Mary Mapes Dodge to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Author Mary Mapes Dodge requests that Governor Roosevelt write for St. Nicholas Magazine a brief paper on citizenship, national duty, and patriotism “for growing boys to cherish.” She turns to Roosevelt in particular for this task because he is “truly admired and honored in their hearts as a man and a patriot.” The magazine would pay $100 per 1000 words, and Dodge hopes for a completed article of 3000 words within the next 5 weeks.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Children's literature, American--Themes, motives; Patriotism--Study and teaching (Elementary); Citizenship--Study and teaching (Elementary); United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st

Date: 1899-08-22

Letter from Mary Mapes Dodge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Mary Mapes Dodge, editor of  the children's periodical St. Nicholas Magazine, thanks Governor Roosevelt for agreeing to give the desired talk. Roosevelt will speak on "The Road to Good Citizenship" to an audience of children.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American periodicals; Children's periodicals, American; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Citizenship--Social aspects; Boys--Conduct of life; Publishers and publishing

Date: 1899-09-19

Letter from Joseph C. Clayton to Theodore Roosevelt

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Joseph C. Clayton is gratified that Vice President Roosevelt approved of his article, "The Evolution and Basis of our Nationality." He encloses an earlier pamphlet on a similar topic.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Citizenship; Pamphlets

Date: 1901-08-28

Letter from Frederick Muller to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Frederick Muller is concerned about corruption in New Mexico Territory. He would like to discuss the appointment of the territorial governor with President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Territorial governors; Governors--Succession; Political corruption; Meetings; Government executives--Selection and appointment; Citizenship--Moral and ethical aspects; Civil service--Administration; New Mexico; Washington (D.C.); New Mexico--Santa Fe County

Date: 1901-10-14

Letter from W. C. Dix to Theodore Roosevelt

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W. C. Dix encloses correspondence with Felipe Buencamino of the Federal Party in the Philippines. Dix is confident in the Roosevelt administration's handling of insular affairs but would like to confidentially know President Roosevelt's views on granting territorial government to "civilized Filipinos." The lack of information is a major complaint of the Federal Party.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: United States territories and possessions; Autonomy; Citizenship; Philippines; Buencamino, Felipe, 1848-1929

Date: 1901-10-17

Summary of letter from W. C. Dix

Description:

W. C. Dix encloses correspondence with Felipe Buencamino of the Federal Party in the Philippines. Dix is confident in the Roosevelt administration's handling of insular affairs but would like to confidentially know President Roosevelt's views on granting territorial government to "civilized Filipinos." The lack of information is a major complaint of the Federal Party.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: United States territories and possessions; Autonomy; Citizenship; Philippines; Buencamino, Felipe, 1848-1929

Date: 1901-10-17

Letter from George Harrison Barbour to Theodore Roosevelt

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George Harrison Barbour has a high opinion of William E. Quinby and his paper, the Free Press of Detroit, Michigan. Although he is a Democrat, Quinby bravely sided with the Republican Party on the silver issue and supported William McKinley's campaign. Everyone Barbour has encountered have confidence in President Roosevelt's capabilities. He recently met with Puerto Rican delegates and assured them that Roosevelt would offer them rights in the future.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Bimetallism; Allegiance; Presidents--Public opinion; Citizenship; Michigan--Detroit; Puerto Rico; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Quinby, William Emory, 1835-1908; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1901-10-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to L. W. Hellrung

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President Roosevelt thanks L. W. Hellrung for the photograph of Hellrung's sister's family. Roosevelt is proud of them as "American citizens" and sends his best wishes to her and her family.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Families; Citizenship

Date: 1902-01-11

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