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US Department of State Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 14, 2008

Description:

“The Department of State is in its third century as the flagship foreign affairs agency of the U.S. Federal Government. The Department has provided support and expertise to Presidents and Secretaries of State, worked with Congress, and served and protected the citizens of the United States as the nation grew to become a great power. For over 200 years, the Department of State has conducted American diplomacy through war and peace, amidst the competing currents of isolationism and internationalism that have shaped American foreign policy and its commitment to liberty and democracy.”

“A History of the U.S. Department of State,” www.state.gov (accessed Sep. 7, 2007)

Mission:

“[To] create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.”

“About State,” www.state.gov (accessed Sep. 7, 2007)

Other:
Government organization
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  1. Which Other Governments Have Separation of Church and State Issues?