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The Great Seal of the United States
By ClassBrain Staff
Feb 25, 2011, 10:44pm
The Great Seal was carefully designed by the founding fathers to symbolize the United States to the world and to the future. It is America's symbolic mission statement, created by the people who gave us our freedom. Read about meanings behind the symbols used in the Great Seal.
The Great Seal
Read about the history of the Great Seal and its symbolism.
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Source: United States Department of State
The Presidential Seal
The Great Seal is included in the Presidents seal.
Trivia: The Eagles head originally faced the talon that held the bundle of arrows, which symbolized the power of war.
However, in October of 1945, President Truman signed an Executive Order that said the eagles head should be turned to face the olive branch of peace to reflect Americas focus on peaceful resolutions to conflict.
Source: United States Department of
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