Where did the Pledge of Allegiance originate and what is its history?
It was created in the 1890s specifically to be said by children in school every Columbus Day by Presidential proclamation. The words "United States of America" were not present. While giving their pledge, the students were required to give a straight-armed Nazi-style salute to the flag. After World War I, "United States of America" was added to the pledge. In the 1940s, it was not compulsory for children to state the oath anymore. Also, the Nazi-style salute (thanks to US entry in WWII) was replaced with a simple hand over the heart. In the 1950s, the words "under God" was added to the pledge. The pledge is now said every morning by children in US classrooms, though participation is not mandatory.
by Victoria Lynn 5 years ago
Do kids still say the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the school day?So many people still question this? Don't many elementary school students still recite the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the school day?
by WindMaestro 5 years ago
Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in school?Do you think that a child should be disciplined for not standing to recite the pledge of allegiance? Or do you think that any disciplinary action be considered unconstitutional?
by Credence2 5 years ago
Oh yes, boys and girls, I am back, like a bad penny. I wonder what are conservative poster's positions on this topic is; are they really for freedom of religion or should children be hogtied and forced to participate in loyalty tests? I have studied with Jehovah's Witnesses and I say that their...
by TMMason 7 years ago
NBC on Sunday decided to cut the words “under God” from the reading of the Pledge of Allegiance that accompanied the beginning of its coverage of the U.S. Open Golf Championship. In fact, this happened twice during the show’s introduction…http://michellemalkin.com/2011/06/19/nb …...
by Stacie L 7 years ago
Guy Benson Groan: The principal of a public school in Brookline, Mass., is asking parents to fill out permission slips before their children can participate in a weekly recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Gerardo Martinez, the principal of The Devotion...
by TMMason 7 years ago
How could something that includes the words ‘pledge of allegiance to the flag of the UNITED States’ be considered divisive? Believe it or not, the mayor and city council of Eugene, Oregon just voted on this very issue. (It should also be noted that the city of Eugene, Oregon is a member...
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