Billy Yank is the personification of the Northern states of the United States of America. ...more on Wikipedia about "Billy Yank"
E pluribus unum was the national motto of the United States of America. Translated from Latin, it means "From many, one" or "Out of many, one," or in a direct translation, "One out of more." It referred to the integration of the 13 independent colonies into one united country, and has taken on an additional meaning, given the pluralistic nature of American society from immigration. The motto was selected by the first Great Seal committee in 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Pierre Eugene DuSimitiére originally suggested E pluribus unum as motto. ...more on Wikipedia about "E pluribus unum"
The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United States government. The phrase is used both for the physical seal itself (which is in the keeping of the U.S. Secretary of State), and more generally for the design represented upon it. The Great Seal was first publicly used in 1782. ...more on Wikipedia about "Great Seal of the United States"
"In God We Trust" is the current national motto of the United States of America. It was so designated by an act of Congress in 1956 and officially supersedes " E Pluribus Unum" according to US Code, Title 36. ...more on Wikipedia about "In God We Trust"
Goddesses of and with the name of (the equivalent of) Liberty have existed in many cultures. A temple was erected to the goddess Libertas on the Aventine Hill in Rome by the father of Tiberius Gracchus during the second Punic War. A statue of the goddess Libertas was also put up by Clodius on the site of Cicero's house after it had been pulled down. It may be supposed that both of these actions were no less political than religious. ...more on Wikipedia about "Liberty (goddess)"
The Liberty Bell, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an American bell of great historic significance. The Liberty Bell is perhaps the most prominent symbol associated with early American history and the battle for American independence and freedom. Its most famous ringing, on July 8, 1776, summoned citizens for the reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress. Previously, it had been rung to announce the opening of the First Continental Congress, in 1774, and the Battle of Lexington and Concord, in 1775. ...more on Wikipedia about "Liberty Bell"
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The phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum ( Latin for "New Order of the Ages") appears on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, first designed in 1782 and printed on the back of the American dollar bill since 1935. It is also appears at the Coat of Arms of the Yale School of Management, Yale University's business school. It is often mistranslated as " New World Order", but the Latin for that phrase would be Novus Ordo Mundi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Novus Ordo Seclorum"
The Seal of the President of the United States is based on the Great Seal of the United States. The first president to use a presidential seal was Rutherford B. Hayes; in 1880, Hayes used the seal for White House invitations. Harry S. Truman had the seal redesigned on October 26, 1945, adding the circle of stars and re-orienting the eagle towards its own right, making seal consistent with long-established heraldic custom. The fact that it was now facing the olive branch, thus symbolizing that the United States favors peace, was used as an explanation for the change . ...more on Wikipedia about "Seal of the President of the United States"
Uncle Sam is a national personification of the United States dating from the War of 1812. Common folklore holds that his origins trace back to soldiers stationed in upstate New York, who would receive barrels of meat stamped with the initials U.S. The soldiers jokingly referred to it as the initials of the meat supplier, Uncle Samuel Wilson, of Troy, New York. The 87th United States Congress adopted the following resolution on September 15, 1961: "Resolved by the Senate and the House of Representatives that the Congress salutes Uncle Sam Wilson of Troy, New York, as the progenitor of America's National symbol of Uncle Sam." A monument marks his birthplace in Arlington, Massachusetts. However, counter-arguments to this theory have been raised by some (for example, see Cecil Adams' article at The Straight Dope ) so the precise origin of the term may never be proven. ...more on Wikipedia about "Uncle Sam"
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