Pledge of Allegiance Essay

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  • The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    placed over my heart, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. The pledge was 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”, however, that was not always how it was worded. The Pledge of Allegiance that many Americans know today has been rewritten many times, by the United States' government. Moreover, the language of the Pledge was changed in a straightforward way

  • The Pledge of Allegiance Essay

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    beginning of each day in many public and private schools around the country, students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. In fact, 35 states have passed laws mandating that the Pledge be recited on a daily basis. This issue has been a source of controversy for years. On one side of the argument exists families and educators who believe in the citizenship and patriotism that reciting the Pledge brings (Chiodo, 2011). On the opposing side, families and educators argue the possible threat to an individual’s

  • The Importance Of The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    exercising her right to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance. Due to a variety of factors, Landry should have not faced the consequences that she encountered. The Pledge of Allegiance is a statement that many students in the U.S. learn at a young age. Without question of its origin and meaning, most students restate the flag salute often, if not daily. Historically, the pledge that is said today is a result of revisions of various pledges. The first pledge was written by Colonel George Bach in 1887

  • The Importance Of The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. The Pledge of Allegiance is something that I don't really remember understanding as a child. My teacher would say “stand for the pledge” and no one asked why we were standing or why we had to recite it because “hey, we don’t have to ask questions because everyone else was standing and reciting.” So, the Pledge of Allegiance became one of those unwritten social rules of society that I didn’t have a full understanding of but I also didn’t

  • The Importance Of The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    Boy, girl, boy, girl, my class, from the parking lot, turns to face the left side of the school building where the flag pole is. Our eyes follow the flag as it slowly rises to the top. We all become silent.  Every single day, the words, “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,” would come out of my mouth out of respect towards those who, day in and day out, risk their

  • Analysis Of The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    The Pledge of Allegiance was created by Francis Bellamy during the late 19th century as a tactic for promoting patriotism in schools, and the sales of American flags throughout the country. Later on, the pledge became a critical component of American culture through the celebrations of Christopher Columbus discovering the “New World”. Over the years, the pledge has been modified to overcome the horrors of World War II, the Holocaust, the Cold War, and other trepidatious events. However, these alterations

  • Persuasive Essay On The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    up, facing the American flag, and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This is something that most students have memorized since kindergarten and in some cases even preschool. The students recite the pledge every morning and most of them don’t know what it means or aren’t really sure why they have to say it. If students don’t know what the purpose or the history behind something is, they generally don’t take the matter seriously, which with The Pledge being a serious matter, students need to know the

  • Persuasive Essay On The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    Socialist minister Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance in August 1892. In 1923, the words, "the Flag of the United States of America" were added. Then in 1954, President Eisenhower encourages Congress to add the words "under God." Communist threats during that time period lead to the issue of whether those words should be added. This resulted in the pledge that many American citizens know and say today: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic

  • Persuasive Essay On The Pledge Of Allegiance

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    promise their allegiance to a country they don’t even have the capability to fully support? Kids should not feel those obligations every morning when they stand up, put their hands on their hearts, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Doing that causes young children to experience embarrassment of their religious preferences, feel isolated from their felo students that do feel connected to the US, and become unaware of of what they pledge to. Students should not say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning

  • Pledge Of Allegiance Thesis Statement

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    The American Pledge of Allegiance has been embroiled in controversy ever since the phrase "under God" was added by Congress in 1954, following a campaign by the Knights of Columbus to change it. The debate regarding the phrase "under God" revolves around a number of questions. Mainly, the debate regards whether it is consistent with the separation of Church and State, or the Establishment Clause in the United States Constitution. The words of the Pledge express the fundamental values and the patriotic

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