Topic Page

The History of the Great Seal

The Great Seal was approved and adopted by Congress on June 20th, 1782

More…

Related Pages

Stories

Pictures & Records (1)

Show More

Stories

Symbolism of the Seal

Page 1
The Bald Eagle rising in the air, holds the olive branch in his is right talon and a bundle of 13 arrows in his left talon.  The Power of peace and the power of war. 
Added by eliz

E Pluribus Unum

Translating E PLURIBUS UNUM

The general meaning of each Latin word is clear:
Pluribus is related to the English word: "plural."
Unum is related to the English word: "unit."

E Pluribus Unum describes an action: Many uniting into one.* An accurate translation of the motto is "Out of many, one" %u2013 a phrase that elegantly captures the symbolism on the shield.

Source: http://www.greatseal.com/mottoes/unum.html

Added by eliz

Topic Details

Add Facts

Looking for more information about The History of the Great Seal ?

Search through millions of records to find out more.

About this Memorial Page

This page is locked. Want to contribute to this page? Contact eliz

Contributors:
eliz
Created:
Modified:
Page Views:
9,079 total (14 this week)

×