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The original pledge of Allegiance.....Did you know the present version to this was written in 1956? It was in the era of Sen. Joe McCarthy and his "witch hunts". Learn about this moment in our history. We can learn from it.

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Pledge of Allegiance - the version I can feel good about stating aloud.

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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

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The truth about the original pledge of allegiance. So why fuss if no one wants to say the added part? It was never there to begin with ;)

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The original Pledge of Allegiance, before it was changed in the 1950s (I'm pretty sure it was the 1950s)

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.

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