I believe in the United States of America as a
government of the people, by the people, for the people;
whose just powers are derived from the consent of the
governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation
of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and
inseparable; established upon those principles of
freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which
American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.I
therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it,
to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect
its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
NOTE: William Tyler Page, Clerk of the U.S. House of
Representatives, wrote The American Creed
in 1917. It was accepted by the House on behalf of the
American people on April 3, 1918.