Blogs Skipped History with Ben Tumin How Corporate Executives Quietly Shaped the Pledge of AllegianceOct 20, 2021
How Corporate Executives Quietly Shaped the Pledge of Allegiance
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Good morning, history pals!
Today, we explore how corporate executives thought God might be able to repair their image after the Great Depression. Although their efforts backfired, US students have pledged allegiance to “one nation under God” ever since:
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Today’s story comes from One Nation Under God by Kevin Kruse. Holy moly, what a good book!
Next time on Skipped History...
We explore the Powell Memo, a confidential document written in 1971 that reshaped the role of corporations in politics and led to the rise of the lobbying industry as we know it today. You might already know about the memo. However, you might be less familiar with pharmacy-related jokes about Justice Lewis Powell.
Stay tuned :)
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