What is the 'Pledge of Allegiance'?

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In 1892, a minister named Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge (which means a promise or a vow) of Allegiance (which means loyalty or faithfulness) in order to promote patriotism, love of country and respect for the flag. It was originally designed for schools, to be taught to children. In the original version, it said nothing about God. In fact, it was meant to be concise and not take very long to say. It was also not said with the hand on the heart, but with a salute. Here is what Rev. Bellamy wrote: "I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

But as time went by, several changes were made to the pledge. The last one occurred during the early 1950s, an era of McCarthyism and the Cold War, when the words "under God" were added to show that America is a God-fearing nation, as opposed to the Soviet Union, our enemy of that time, which espoused a belief in atheism. Today, the pledge, which is said with the hand over the heart, reads:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.
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What is the Pledge of Allegiance?

the pledge if allegiance is a way to symbolize the way that we respect our countrywith loyalty, devotion, and faithfullness.

The pledge of allegiance?

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America andto the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God,indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Why is there a pledge of allegiance?

The is a Pledge of Allegiance because it shows the patriotic prideof Americans. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer part of thedaily curriculum in United States schools.

Why do you pledge the allegiance?

It is our respect for our nation to help us be a stronger world andto build up our nation! It reaffirms our love of country.

What religions do not recite the pledge of allegiance?

the pledge of allegiance is recited by Christians and Jews in the U.S., most Muslims living in the U.S. probably say it too, although there is no separation of church and stat