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