List of Latin phrases
|Deo ac veritati||for God and for truth|
|Deo confidimus||In God we trust|
|Deo domuique||For God and for home|
|Deo et patriae||For God and country|
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Where did the phrase In God we trust come from?
It was adopted by the U.S. Congress in 1956, supplanting E pluribus unum, in use since the initial 1776 design of the Great Seal of the United States. The capitalized form “IN GOD WE TRUST” first appeared on the two-cent piece in 1864 and has appeared on paper currency since 1957.
What is the meaning of In God We Trust?
The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was placed on United States coins largely because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War. I mean the recognition of the Almighty God in some form on our coins.
When did In God We Trust become motto?
July 30, 1956
Is In God We Trust unconstitutional?
The Court ruled: It is quite obvious that the national motto and the slogan on coinage and currency ‘In God We Trust’ has nothing whatsoever to do with the establishment of religion. Its use is of patriotic or ceremonial character and bears no true resemblance to a governmental sponsorship of a religious exercise.