The phrase “under God” was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance on June 14, 1954, by a Joint Resolution of Congress amending § 4 of the Flag Code enacted in 1942.
Why was under God added to the pledge?
In 1923, the words, “the Flag of the United States of America” were added. In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words “under God,” creating the 31-word pledge we say today. Bellamy’s daughter objected to this alteration.
When was under God taken out of the pledge?
In fact, the controversial phrase “under God” was not always part of the Pledge of Allegiance. It was added by law on June 14, 1954, the day Trump turned 8 years old.
When was one nation under God added to money?
A law passed in a Joint Resolution by the 84th Congress (P.L. 84–140) and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, requires that “In God We Trust” appear on American currency.
Should under God be in the pledge?
Because religion is a cornerstone for America, when saying the Pledge of Allegiance, people should not be forced to say “under God” if they do not believe in God. They can simply omit those words when saying the pledge. It is each individual’s right to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.