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The Great Seal on the U.S. $1.00 bill

The young United States wanted to express to the world -- and to its own citizens -- some essential elements of the new nation's identity. Look at both sides of the Great Seal of the United States, which you can find on the back of a one dollar bill (U.S. $1.00). Identify six elements on each side of the seal (for a total of twelve), and explain what the symbolism is of each element.

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There are many elements on both sides of the U.S. seal that are symbolically significant. Below are examples explanations of some of those symbols:


1) The unfinished state of the pyramid was intentional. Also, Charles Thompson, in his remarks to congress about the symbolism on the Great ...

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This solution examines the historical meanings attached to the diverse symbols on the Great Seal on the U.S. $1.00 bill