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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 lines 23-24, when FDR says, "We have seen things on too large a scale to listen at this date to trifles, or to believe in the adequacy of trifling men," what does he mean?

A

That the country has been involved in great conflict and should not be bothered by trivial concerns.

B

That the country has been involved in great conflict and must listen to advice from leaders in other countries.

C

That the country has seen evidence of the importance of small matters.

D

That the country has taken the advice of trifling men and that is what led us to war.

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