What does allegiance mean?

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What does allegiance mean?

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answered Oct 14 by babykitten343 (4,080 points)
Allegiance means a duty of fidelity said to be owed, or freely committed, by the people, subjects or citizens to their state or sovereign.

Swearing that you will follow the laws of a country is an example of giving allegiance.

Always defending your friend and looking out for his best interests is an example of allegiance to your friend.

Loyalty or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause.

Some people don't stand for the Pledge because they don't believe in it or they have other beliefs.

It's perfectly fine to not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or Recite it.

I'm no believer in God and so I never said the Under God part of the allegiance.

Students are opposed to standing and reciting the pledge for several different reasons.

Some students dislike current events occurring in the United States such as racism, homophobia, and sexism, and not standing for the pledge as a way to silently protest. As students, acceptable forms of protest are limited.

The reason under God was added to the Pledge of Allegiance was to emphasize the distinctions between the United States and the officially atheistic Soviet Union.

Congress added “Under God” to the Pledge in 1954 – during the Cold War. Many members of Congress

reportedly wanted to emphasize the distinctions between the United States and the officially atheistic Soviet Union.

That was made clear in a 1943 U.S. Supreme Court decision, West Virginia v.

The Pledge of Allegiance stands for and means that you're promising your loyalty to the the Flag.

I Pledge Allegiance. I promise to be faithful and true (promise my loyalty) to the Flag.

The true reason for allegiance to the flag is the Republic for which it stands." Bellamy then reflected on the sayings of Revolutionary and Civil War figures, and concluded "all that pictured struggle reduced itself to three words, one Nation indivisible."

The Pledge of Allegiance was written for the 400th anniversary, in 1892, of the discovery of America.

A national committee of educators and civic leaders planned a public-school celebration of Columbus Day to center around the flag.

Not all countries say the pledge of Allegiance like most schools or people in the USA or America does.

North Korea does say the pledge of allegiance, but other than that it seems to be us and a few other authoritarian countries like Singapore and Turkey.

Europeans can be baffled by the Pledge when they first see it, because it seems like the sort of thing you'd get in, well, North Korea.

In the U.S., people are asked to put their right hand over their heart during the Pledge of Allegiance as a sign of respect.

That gesture, it turns out, can do more than just symbolize dignity and honor.

According to new research, when we place our hands over our hearts we tend to be more honest with others.

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