“In God We Trust” Stirs Controversy

The phrase “IN GOD WE TRUST” became the national motto of the United States in 1956, but it first appeared on American coinage during the Civil War. (Read more about the history.) Yet the phrase has met contention. It has been battled over for more than a century. As far back as 1907, people have…

The History of “In God We Trust”

Four words used on American currency are some of the most beloved — and contentious — in United States history. How did the phrase “In God We Trust” come to be emblazoned on U.S. coins and dollars, and why does it matter so much? “God, Liberty, Law” “In God We Trust” has not always been…