Let us have done with British-Americans and Irish-Americans and German-Americans, and so on, and all be Americans... If a man is going to be an American at all let him be so without any qualifying adjectives; and if he is going to be something else, let him drop the word American from his personal description.

Henry Cabot Lodge

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Lodge, Henry Cabot. "The Day We Celebrate." New England Society of Brooklyn. 21 Dec. 1888. Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Speech.