In God We Trust

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"In God We Trust" is the slogan found on all American currency.

The phrase first appeared on an American coin in 1864. It became the official motto of the US after an Act of Congress in 1956. Thereafter it appeared on all US coinage.[1]

For nearly 150 years many United States dollar coins included this motto on one flat side of the coin [2], but in 2007 the new George Washington dollar coin includes this motto only in small print on the edge of the coin.

Some atheistic liberals have attempted to have the phrase removed from currency, going so far as to mark out the phrase saying, incorrectly, that the Constitution forbids it.


  1. Fact Sheet on the History of 'In God We Trust' (English) (HTML). U.S. Treasury. Retrieved on 2007-09-29.
  2. and after 1956 it appears on every single coin or bill minted in the US