E Pluribus Unum was the original motto of the United States of America since the time of the American Revolution. Its importance carried on to the signing of the United States Constitution. It has appeared on the country’s seal since the first seal was made in 1782 by Charles Thomson with influence from Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

E Pluribus Unum has been used on coins since 1786. In 1873 it became a legal requirement that all coins minted in the US have E Pluribus Unum inscribed on them. Still to this day, all American coins must be minted with E Pluribus Unum somewhere on the coin.

In 1956 “In God We Trust” replaced E Pluribus Unum as the national motto. Many people today aren’t aware of what E Pluribus Unum means.

Today, E Pluribus Unum means we are still a nation, like many, that United a diverse group of people into one country. Today it appears most notably on the Seal of the President of the United States.

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