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TRACING THE EVOLUTION OF THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Trace the changes in the words and customs of the Pledge of Allegiance and speculate about the political and social dynamics that may have influenced those changes at that point in history.
You will find basic and helpful information about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance. This site also includes photographs of the "stiff-arm" salute and a discussion about how and when that salute changed. (Please note that Wikipedia is an "open source," created and modified by its users. Be sure to review the information presented there to insure that it is accurate and correct.) A quick Internet search will turn up many other sites as well, but they may be less politically neutral in their approach.