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- Theodore Roosevelt says the two things facing America now are the need for "Americanism" and military preparedness. He says that the United States was unprepared to participate in the world war and that she is still weak in Europe because of it. In order to be patriotic, Americans regardless of ethnic background must be united and loyal to their country. The key to being better prepared in the future, he says, is to institute universal military service.
- World War (1914-1918), Patriotism, Military readiness, Draft, Germany
- Theodore Roosevelt Center
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Colonel Roosevelt's speech to be delivered at Boston, Mass. February 6, 1918, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and the Pilgrim Publicity Association
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