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Reading Comprehension 9

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Americanism

Roosevelt, Franklin D. "Americanism." 1920 Vice-Presidential Acceptance Speech. Hyde Park, New York. 19 Aug. 1920. Pastdaily.com. Web. 20 Mar. 2016.

In the opening paragraph, lines 1-5, Roosevelt suggests that "an unusual and much to be wished-for thing" would be that

A

people were kinder and more generous.

B

we would have the opportunity to repeat all of the actions of the past.

C

we could tell the truth about our national existence.

D

we could tell the truth about our fairness and generosity.