Pledge of Allegiance: History and Meaning


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Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?

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1. When was the Pledge of Allegiance first written?

2. How many edits has our pledge gone through before it resembled the current pledge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Pledge of Allegiance and allow you to discover its origins and changes over the years. The quiz questions will test you on the Pledge's author and his purpose for writing it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Year it was first written
  • Most recent words added to the Pledge
  • Number of edits before it resembled what is recited now

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Pledge of Allegiance and its history
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the author's purpose in writing the Pledge and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when the Pledge was originally written
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the most recent changes made to the Pledge

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Pledge of Allegiance by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Pledge of Allegiance: History and Meaning. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the original version of the Pledge
  • Interpret the meaning of each line
  • Understand the reasons for the changes made to the Pledge