the schoolroom staple didn’t originally include “under God,” even though it was created by an ordained minister. So Eisenhower decided to mesh state and church- which is exactly what our founding fathers did NOT want.
Fear provokes war, diversity and tolerance promotes peace. Although "In God We Trust" was first printed on coins in it was added to our paper money in 1956 in reaction to the fear-mongering of Communism engendered by Senator (R) Joseph McCarthy.
The Pledge of allegiance-- Before it became propaganda against 'Godless Communism' - 'I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands. One nation indivisibe with liberty and justice for all.
Two coloring pages, the Pledge of Allegiance and the opening lines penned by Thomas Jefferson of the Declaration of Independence. Have fun with American History while coloring these original hand-lettered designs!