According to the American Legion, and Veteran of Foreign Wars, a
U.S. veterans' organization, Americanism is an ideology, or belief in devotion,
loyalty, or allegiance to the United States of America, or to its flag,
traditions, customs, culture, symbols, institutions, or form of government. In
the words of Theodore Roosevelt, "Americanism is a question of spirit,
conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace."