"In God We Trust" is the official motto of the United States. It was adopted as the nation's motto in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782.
E pluribus unum (/ˈiː ˈplʊərᵻbəs ˈuːnəm/; Latin: [ˈeː ˈpluːrɪbʊs ˈuːnʊ̃])óLatin for "Out of many, one" (alternatively translated as "One out of many" or "One from many")óis a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cúptis (Latin for "He approves (has approved) of the undertakings") and Novus ordo seclorum (Latin for "New Order of the Ages"), and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. Never codified by law, E Pluribus Unum was considered a de facto motto of the United Statesuntil 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H. J. Resolution 396), adopting "In God we trust" as the official motto.
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