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The Motto of the United States of America

The Motto of the United States of America
“In God We Trust” should be replaced with the original motto of the U.S. – “E Pluribus Unum” – Out of many, one.
“E Pluribus Unum” is a latin phrase meaning “One from many,” also translated as “Out of many, one” or “One out of many.”  
E Pluribus Unum was considered the de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H. J. Resolution 396), adopting “In God We Trust” as the official motto.
The change to “In God We Trust” was motivated by fear of the Soviet Union and “godless communism” during the height of the Cold War and the “red scare” of the 1950’s. The change was a mistake that violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and betrayed the secular values upon which the U.S. was founded as well as the explicit intentions of the founding fathers.
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