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MEANS TO ME

A BOOK OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR
THE PEOPLE; DESIGNED FOR THEIR USE IN
PREPARING THEMSELVES FOR THE

PRACTICE OF CITIZENSHIP

EDITED BY

HENRY E. JACKSON

This book's purpose is to promote
The Citizenship Club Movement

NATIONAL COMMUNITY BOARD
1516 H STREET, NORTHWEST
WASHINGTON, D. C.

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TO

THE ONE MILLION YOUNG MEN AND THE ADDITIONAL ONE MILLION YOUNG WOMEN (ON JUNE 5, 1918, THE NUMBER WAS 1,071,592 MEN AND 973,928 WOMEN), WHO WILL EACH YEAR CELEBRATE THEIR TWENTY-FIRST BIRTHDAY AND ENTER

INTO THE DUTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF FULL CITIZENSHIP

THE CITIZENSHIP CLUB MOVEMENT

IS DEDICATED

IN THE EARNEST HOPE THAT IT MAY ASSIST THEM TO ACQUIRE A MORE INTELLIGENT APPRECIATION OF WHAT IT

MEANS TO BE A MEMBER OF AMERICA

DECLARATIONS OF LOYALTY

LOYALTY TO THE NATION

THE AMERICAN'S CREED 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.

LOYALTY TO THE COMMUNITY

THE EPHEBIC OATH We will never bring disgrace to this our city, by any act of dishonesty or cowardice, nor ever desert our comrades; we will fight for the ideals and sacred things of the city, both alone and with many; we will revere and obey the city laws, and do our best to incite a like respect and reverence in others; we will strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty; that thus in all these ways, we may transmit this city, greater, better, and more beautiful that it was transmitted to us.

LOYALTY TO THE BALLOT BOX

THE FREEMAN'S OATH, 1634. I do solemnly bind myself that I will give my vote as I shall judge in mine own conscience may best conduce to the public weal, so help me God.

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