Every day, we're asked to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Taking Law & Society, I was interested in learning about the legality of this. I decided to create a timeline and make this a data-centered article to provide the reader with background information and national viewpoints regarding this subject.
- I researched the history of the Pledge of Allegiance and created a timeline with this research using Knight Lab's Timeline JS tool.
- I continued to explore my data journalism interests by constructing interactive Tableau-powered data visualizations depicting Pledge of Allegiance and religion-related data. I gathered this data from the Pew Research Center and Gallup Polls.
- I made sure to address counter-claims that can be made against my arguments, along with rebuttals to those counter-claims to instill ethos and garner credibility.
Click here to view the spreadsheet constructed for the timeline.
Click here to view the spreadsheet of data.
I learned a lot about the nuances involved in the Pledge of Allegiance. Additionally, I feel that I now understand how to construct well-structured opinion articles.