Persuasive Essay On Pledge Of Allegiance

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“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” -Pledge of Allegiance. The United States of America, the nation with the most freedom for citizens in the entire history of the world, started as young British colonies. In 1776, the British colonies became the United States and did revolutionary actions, such as not giving power to a king, but giving power to the people of the nation. After that time, other countries followed the idea of democracy by electing prime ministers or presidents. Although many countries achieved a democracy, two words separate the United States from the rest of the world. Those words, “under…show more content…
Not until the 1950’s did the words “under God” come into the group of words now called the pledge of allegiance(Pledge p.1-4). No matter the size, the two words “under God” sparked controversy because the people thought that adding those words made the pledge religious in nature. In times since, many court cases, the majority of cases involving members of the Jehovah’s Witness church and the state, because the church considered pledging allegiance a form of idolatry, fought for a law requiring students to say the pledge, even if it goes against the student’s religion. The Supreme Court ruled that requiring students to say the pledge went against the First Amendment, because of the freedom of speech and of religion, so the proposed law was deemed unconstitutional. The law still stands firm that schools do not require students to say the pledge. While controversial, the words “under God” still hold parts of the nation’s history because the majority of American colonists came for religious freedom, and multiple religions practiced in the United States and eventually became world…show more content…
Living in the United States gives multiple rights to citizens. The freedom of press, speech, religion, are all given freely to any child born on the land of America or born to American parents. American rights also protect any immigrants seeking asylum and any refugees that come in. The Constitution and Bill of Rights tell people of the world that every human, in general, deserves certain inalienable rights. But unwritten rights also exist. After the second world war, the Cold War started and separated Americans from every communist nation. While these nations had a communist government, the citizens of those nations became forced to wear similar clothing which had no or very little color because communist companies had no competition. These citizens in drab clothing would look at Americans and gasp at the wide variety and colors. The reason this occurred comes from the American government which allows companies and corporations to compete; no one wanted gross, drab, and unfashionable clothes when they could look good in anything
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