“In God We Trust” was adopted by the Florida legislature as part of the state seal in 1868. This is also the motto of the United States and is a slight variation on Florida’s first state motto, “In God is our Trust.”
“In God we trust” is the official motto of the United States, is the motto of the state of Florida and is printed on all U.S. currency. Discuss this fact with your students and share your own personal feelings about this.
- Which motto do you prefer, “In God we trust” or “In God is our Trust” ?
- Do both versions carry the same meaning? Why or why not?