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Symbolism of the Great Seal in America

Great Seal of Unites States: Both sides

RIGHT SIDE:

American Bald Eagle:
The eagle represents freedom. America offers boundless freedom of expression to everyone. They also represent the shrieking freedom of the patriots.

Constellation of thirteen stars: The thirteen constellations represent a new state is taking its position among other sovereign states.

The Motto E Pluribus Enum: The motto E Pluribus Enum denotes that one nation was born from among the many states

Thirteen Arrows: The thirteen arrows and olive branches portray the power of peace and war. These powers are given to US congress.

Eagles head: Eagle's head sticking over the shield shows the executive branch of United States.

Tail: Tail symbolizes the judicial branch of United States and the nine tail feathers depict the nine judges of the Supreme Court.

LEFT SIDE:

The Eye in the triangle over the pyramid: The eye in the triangle signifies vigilant, loving and protecting eye of the deity.

Latin words Annuit Coeptis: The Latin words above the eye signify that God has favored undertakings of the founding fathers. They strongly believed that God looked upon their nation with favor during the freedom struggle.

Numerous thirteens: Numerous thirteens on the seal represent 13 original colonies and 13 signers of the Declaration of independence. There are 13 steps on the pyramid.

Unfinished Pyramid: Unfinished pyramid signifies the young nation of United States, which is not complete, but it keeps trying to attain perfection.

The Latin phrase "NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM: The Latin phrase refers inception of a new age with the rise of United States, otherwise known as American era.

The Roman Numeral for 1776 at the base of the pyramid: The Roman numeral of 1776 depicts the birth of a new nation, United States

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Great Seal of United States: Both sides

RIGHT SIDE:

American Bald Eagle:
The eagle represents freedom. America offers boundless freedom of expression to everyone. They also represent the shrieking freedom of the patriots.

Constellation of thirteen stars: The thirteen constellations represent a new state is taking its position among other sovereign states.

The Motto E Pluribus Enum: The motto E ...

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This solution describes about the six elements of the Great Seal of United States printed on the back of one dollar bill.

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