The original Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the baptist minister Francis Bellamy. Bellamy had hoped the pledge would be used by citizens in any country. It originally contained the phrase "my flag." This caused concern that some would pledge to the flag of their native countries, so in 1923 the words "the Flag of the United States of America" were added. In 1954, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the pledge we say today.

The original Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the baptist minister Francis Bellamy. Bellamy had hoped the pledge would be used by citizens in any country. It originally contained the phrase "my flag." This caused concern that some would pledge to the flag of their native countries, so in 1923 the words "the Flag of the United States of America" were added. In 1954, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the pledge we say today.

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This is a little freebie I put together because my nephew LOVES doing The Pledge of Allegiance....at school AND at home! :-)  The preview images sh...

This is a little freebie I put together because my nephew LOVES doing The Pledge of Allegiance....at school AND at home! :-) The preview images sh...

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

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

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