A short history of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Good, except they credit Eisenhower for adding "under God" to the Pledge.  The Knights of Columbus lobbied for this addition.

A short history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Good, except they credit Eisenhower for adding "under God" to the Pledge. The Knights of Columbus lobbied for this addition.

Originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942

The Man Who Wrote the Pledge of Allegiance

Originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942

Bellamy salute - The salute described by Francis Bellamy, to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored.  During the 1920s and 1930s, Italian fascists and Nazis adopted a salute which had the same form, resulting in controversy over the use of the Bellamy salute in the United States. It was officially replaced by the hand-over-heart salute when Congress amended the Flag Code on December 22, 1942.

Bellamy salute - The salute described by Francis Bellamy, to accompany the American Pledge of Allegiance, which he had authored. During the 1920s and 1930s, Italian fascists and Nazis adopted a salute which had the same form, resulting in controversy over the use of the Bellamy salute in the United States. It was officially replaced by the hand-over-heart salute when Congress amended the Flag Code on December 22, 1942.

Francis Bellamy wrote The of the Pledge of Allegiance on the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in America.

Francis Bellamy wrote The of the Pledge of Allegiance on the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in America.

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Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance

A fun and engaging lesson with Francis Bellamy - the author of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Students, will not only learn the biography of Mr. Bellam...

A fun and engaging lesson with Francis Bellamy - the author of the Pledge of Allegiance. Students, will not only learn the biography of Mr. Bellam...

Francis Bellamy, a socialist Baptist minister wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. Who Knew? "CNN Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance" Huffington Post 12/24/13. A very interesting article.

Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance

Francis Bellamy, a socialist Baptist minister wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. Who Knew? "CNN Bob Greene Ignores the Socialist Origins of the Pledge of Allegiance" Huffington Post 12/24/13. A very interesting article.

Francis Bellamy had no idea how famous, and controversial, his quick ditty would…

How the Pledge of Allegiance Went From PR Gimmick to Patriotic Vow

Francis Bellamy had no idea how famous, and controversial, his quick ditty would…

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