The motto of USA, In God We Trust, was officially established by law only in 1956, but has been engraved on almost every coin and note since 1908. But, did you know that the phrase itself is an excerpt of the unsung 4th verse of Francis Scott Key’s nationalistic poem, The Star-Spangled Banner’?!
Fascinatingly, each state also has its own motto – a celebration of their individual sovereignty and identity, within the unifying banner of nationhood. The mottos reflect cultural origins and their mission statements. Check out this motto-illustrated map of the United States of America.
The Motto of Every US State, Mapped:
Infographic by – CashNetUSA