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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to the 1900s
|Americanism in Religion
|30 November 1908
|Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)
|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.
|Progressive Era Religion President Politics Election Catholicism
|Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919) Swadener, Edward E. (fl. 1908)
|Government & Politics; Religion; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945