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The Pledge of Allegiance
The American Pledge of Allegiance is a statement that proclaims loyalty to the U. S. The pledge, or oath, was inaugurated in 1892 on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America (quadricentennial), known as Columbus Day. The Pledge of Allegiance words are a national symbol of America

Pledge of Allegiance words
The Pledge of Allegiance words were not officially recognized by Congress until June 22, 1942, when the Pledge of Allegiance words were formally included in the U.S. Flag Code.

 
 

The Pledge of Allegiance Words
The text of the Pledge of Allegiance words are as follows:

"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."

The Pledge of Allegiance words are accompanied by the hand-over-the-heart gesture as the salute to the flag of the United States of America.

The Original Pledge of Allegiance Words
The full text of the original Pledge of Allegiance words were as follows:

"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands,
one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The text of the original Pledge of Allegiance words were changed in 1924 when the original words of "my flag" were changed to the words "the flag of the United States of America". The full text of the modified Pledge of Allegiance words

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

The Pledge of Allegiance Words in Spanish
The Pledge of Allegiance words in Spanish are as follows:

"Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los estados Unidos de America,
y a la Republica que representa, una Nacion bajo Dios, entera,
con libertad y justicia para todos."

The Pledge of Allegiance Words in French
The Pledge of Allegiance words in French are as follows:

"J´engage ma fidelité au drapeau des États-Unis d´Amérique et à la République qu'il répresente,
une nation sous Dieu, indivisible, avec liberté et justice pour tous."

The Pledge of Allegiance Words in German
The Pledge of Allegiance words in German are as follows:

"Ich gelobe Treue auf die Fahne der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, auf die Republik, die eine Nation unter Gott ist, vereinigt durch Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit fur alle."

The Pledge of Allegiance Meaning
The Pledge of Allegiance is an expression of loyalty and patriotism and all of the words have great meaning and historical significance.

American Pledge of Allegiance Meaning of Words

  "I pledge..." Meaning:  A binding commitment and a guarantee, to promise solemnly and formally. Example: The word 'pledge' is used in the Declaration of Independence "We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."  
  "...allegiance" Meaning: Allegiance is an obligation to a ruling power promising commitment, dedication and loyalty   
  "...to the flag..." Meaning: The flag indicates nationality and is a symbol, inspiration and emblem of the country requiring respect at all times  
  "...of the United States of America" Meaning: The USA flag represents the 50 States and all their inhabitants. The stripes represent the 13 original colonies and reflects the history of the America. The US flag serves to remind those that take the oath that it refers to America rather than the the country of their birth.  
  "...and to the Republic" Meaning: A form of government without a monarch. The head of state in a republic is the President. A nation in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them.  
  "...for which it stands..." Meaning: This refers to the flag as a symbol of the country, its values, principles and aspirations  
  "...one Nation..." Meaning: Reflects the motto of the United States of America meaning "Out of many, one"  
  "...under God..." Meaning: The belief in a supreme being  
  "...indivisible..." Meaning: Incapable of being divided, separated, or broken  
  "...with liberty and justice..." Meaning: These words express the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, of freedom and of justice. It reflects the history of the country and the patriots who fought in the American War of Independence  (1775–1783)  
  "...for all." Meaning: For every person regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, disability, marital status or age  

American Pledge of Allegiance Meaning of Words

 
  

Questions, Answers and Facts about the American Pledge of Allegiance Words
The Pledge of Allegiance Words, Answers and Facts about the American Pledge of Allegiance.

Questions, Answers and Facts about the American Pledge of Allegiance Words

  Pledge of Allegiance Words: What Is the Pledge of Allegiance?  
 

Answer: 

A declaration of loyalty and commitment to the United States of America  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: What Does the Pledge of Allegiance Mean?  
 

Answer: 

There is a deep meaning and significance in all of the words which are explained in detail above. It is a promise of loyalty and devotion to the nation.   
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: Why do we say the Pledge of Allegiance words?  
 

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To honor the United States of America with its principles of  freedom and justice for all. To instil a sense of patriotism  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: Who wrote the pledge of allegiance?  
 

Answer:  

The writer or author was Francis Bellamy (1855–1931), a former Baptist Minister  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: When was the Pledge of Allegiance Written?  
 

Answer: 

It was written in 1892 and a version of the oath first appeared in a magazine for young people. The pledge first appeared in the 'Youth's Companion' which was a popular magazine for young people, The Youth's Companion, in the Sept. 8, 1892, issue., in the Sept. 8, 1892, issue.  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: When did the words to the Pledge of Allegiance first published?  
 

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It was published in the Youth's Companion, in the Sept. 8, 1892, issue of the magazine  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: When were the original words changed?  
 

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The original words were changed in 1924 when the original words of  "my flag" were changed to the words "the flag of the United States of America".  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: When were the words "under God" added?  
 

Answer: 

The change to the words occurred in 1954 when, by a joint order of Congress, the words "under God" were inserted. The phrase was incorporated on June 14, 1954, amending the Flag Code enacted in 1942.  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: Why were the words "under God" added?  
 

Answer:

The words "under God" were added during the McCarthy era and the 'Cold War' period in American history when there was a fear and suspicion of communism. The words "under God" were inserted to differentiate the United States of America from officially atheistic Communist nations.   
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: Who initiated the 1954 amendment?  
 

Answer: 

The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society, initiated and brought forward the amendment to the Pledge of Allegiance  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: Are the words "under God" constitutional?  
 

Answer: 

In 2002 opposition to the words "under God" resulted in a federal appeals court ruling that the words are unconstitutional because they violated the First Amendment's prohibition against government endorsement of religion.  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: Why are the words "under God" still included?  
 

Answer:

The Supreme Court subsequently overturned the ruling and verdict on procedural grounds.  
  Pledge of Allegiance Words: Are the words "under God" discriminatory?  
 

Answer:

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts are considering arguments seeking removal of the two words for the new reason of discrimination.  

Questions, Answers and Facts about the American Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance in Schools
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance words during morning announcements is just part of the school routine for many students. The Pledge of Allegiance in schools
became compulsory in some public schools in 1942 when the words were officially recognized by Congress. In 1943 the Supreme Court ruled (in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette) that recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance could not be required of any individual. It continues, however, to be mandatory or recommended in a majority of the 50 states and is a daily fixture in most American schools. President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) signed the bill to include the words "under God" on Flag Day, June 14, 1954. President  Eisenhower stated:

 "From this day forward, the millions of our school children will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural school house, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty...
 In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future;
 in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons
 which forever will be our country's most powerful resource, in peace or in war."

President  Eisenhower Quote

 

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