The American's Creed and its Meaning Roy Pitchford Editor
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In 1916, when half the world was aflame with war and when it daily grew more evident that America must be drawn into the mighty conflict, special need arose for taking stock of our. political principles so that we should not fail when the call came for action. Hence, the thought occurred to many Americans that we should more seriously than ever before consider the duties and obligations of American citizenship, lest we forfeit its rights and privileges. We began to feel that we had, perhaps, over-emphasized our privileges to the point of ignoring or forgetting our obligations.The American's Creed sums up the things which America stands for and which have made America great. It sets forth the duties of American citizens as well as their rights and privileges.Yet, this summary of American political faith is not to be used or thought of in a narrow or selfish spirit; for there has been nothing narrow or selfish about the great principles of representative democracy, which had their first and fullest growth in America.This IS a public domain work. Most editions you will find are unedited OCR versions that contain frequent errors, no formatting (like bold or italicized text) and/or large gaps where one page ends and the next begins. This version has been restored.Brought to you by


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