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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.

FDR ends his speech in lines 32-37:

"We knew then as a nation, even as we know today, that success on land and sea could be but half a victory. The other half is not won yet. The cry of the French at Verdun, ‘They shall not pass’ and the cheer of our own men in the Argonne, ‘We shall go through,’ these were essential glories, yet they are incomplete. To them we must write the binding finish -- it shall not occur again -- for America demands that the crime of war shall cease."

Why does he refer to these glories as "incomplete"?

A

Because war is still possible.

B

Because success on land is complete, but success at sea is incomplete.

C

Because we were victorious at Verdun and Argonne but nowhere else.

D

Because the other half is not won yet, meaning the battle at Verdun.

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