Information to Those Who Would Remove to America
An analysis of the virtues necessary for success in America: frugality, hard work, self-restraint, self-reliance, etc.
Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 8
Why excessive immigration is a problem for government based on the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
First Inaugural Address
April 30, 1789
National public policy should be based on virtue.
To the Annual Meeting of Quakers
Religious liberty does not exempt one from the duties of citizenship.
First Annual Message to Congress
January 8, 1790
Two qualities are necessary for citizenship, obedience to the laws, and vigilance against threats to liberty.
To the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island
August 18, 1790
Free exercise of religion is a natural right, but only on condition of performance of the duties of citizenship.
George Washington to the Vice President
November 15, 1794
The quantity of immigrants should be kept small enough to encourage assimilation.
Farewell Address (Excerpt on Religion and Morality)
September 19, 1796
Religion and morality are necessary conditions of the preservation of free government.
The Examination, No. 7
Hamilton criticizes a Democratic proposal for immediate naturalization of immigrants.
Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia
August 4, 1818
Public and private education should promote the moral and intellectual qualities of citizenship.
Electric Cord Speech, Chicago, Illinois
July 10, 1858
Citizenship is based on the principles of the Declaration of Independence, not on ethnic or religious identity.