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Collection Reference Number GLC05508.220
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1900s 
Title Americanism in Religion
Date 30 November 1908
Author Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Roosevelt inscribed this printed edition of his "Open Letter" sent to newspapers to Edward E. Swadener. Roosevelt argues that religious belief should not be a litmus test for candidates, claiming that political history shows people of certain faiths representing constituents with beliefs differing from their own. He dwells at length upon the anti-Catholic attacks on Taft during the last presidential election because of his supposed Catholic sympathies. He argues for tolerance.
Subjects Progressive Era  Religion  President  Politics  Election  Catholicism  
People Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)  Swadener, Edward E. (fl. 1908)  
Place written Chicago, Illinois
Theme Government & Politics; Religion; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945