“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; establish upon those principles of freedom, equality 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.”

Passed by Congress in 1917