Reformatted 15 JAN 2011
Reviewed 23 MAR 2012
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.
William Tyler Page, Clerk of the US House of Represenatives, wrote "The American's
Creed" in 1917. It was accepted by the House on behalf of the American people on April 3
1918. (Statement quoted from The World Almanac 2000, page 549.)