Which President Signed A Law Declaring “in God We Trust” To Be The Official U.S. Motto?

President Dwight D.


When did In God We Trust become the national motto?

July 30, 1956

What president briefly forbade In God We Trust from appearing on coins?

H.R. 619, a bill that required that the inscription “In God we trust” appear on all paper and coin currency, was signed into law by President Eisenhower on July 30, 1956..

What was on money before In God We Trust?

84-140) and approved by the President on July 30, 1956, the President approved a Joint Resolution of the 84th Congress, declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the national motto of the United States. IN GOD WE TRUST was first used on paper money in 1957, when it appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate.

Is In God We Trust constitutional?

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.