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inscribed on the reverse of the Great Seal

Annuit Cœptis means the Eye of Providence has approved of our undertakings.

Novus Ordo Seclorum means a new order of the ages

The front of the seal has meaning as well The bald eagle with its wings out holds thirteen arrows in its left claw, (referring to the thirteen original states), and an olive branch, in its right claw, which symbolizes that we have a desire for peace, but will be ready for war.

The eagles head is turned to face the olive branch which again symbolizes a preference for peace and he holds the motto E Pluribus Unum which means Out of Many, One

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it represents freedom indipendents

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What did the pattern of 13 represent on the great seal?

the thirteen stars at the top, the thirteen arrows of war, and the thirteen leaves on the olive branch.


Who is the keeper of the great seal of Illinois?

The Secretary of State is the keeper of the great seal of the State of Illinois.


What symbols represent the US?

* The bald eagle clutching 13 arrows in one claw and an olive branch (of peace) in the other. On The Great Seal.* The Liberty Bell* The pyramid with an eye above the point * The oak tree


Who designed the back of the dollar bill?

The great seal


What is the symbol on the back of the US 1 dollar bill?

The symbol on the back of the U.S. dollar bill is the Great Seal of the United States. Here is the explanation provided by the Treasury Department:The Great Seal of the United States on Paper CurrencyThe face (obverse) of the Great Seal first appeared on the back of the $20 Gold Certificate, Series 1905. In 1935, both the face and back (reverse) of the seal appeared for the first time on paper money on $1 Silver Certificates. Mandated by the First Continental Congress in 1776, the Great Seal took many years of work by multiple individuals and committees before final adoption in 1782. The Department of State is the official keeper of the seal. A description and explanation of both the obverse and reverse of the seal comes from the Department of State pamphlet "The Great Seal of the United States" (September 1996):Obverse Side of the Great Seal: The most prominent feature is the American bald eagle supporting the shield, or escutcheon, which is composed of 13 red and white stripes, representing the original States, and a blue top which unites the shield and represents Congress. The motto E Pluribus Unum (Out of many, one), alludes to this union. The olive branch and 13 arrows denote the power of peace and war, which is exclusively vested in Congress. The constellation of stars denotes a new State taking its place and rank among other sovereign powers.Reverse Side of the Great Seal: The pyramid signifies strength and duration: The eye over it and the motto Annuit Coeptis (He [God] has favored our undertakings) allude to the many interventions of Providence in favor of the American cause. The date underneath is that of the Declaration of Independence and the words under it, Novus Ordo Seclorum (A new order of the ages), signify the beginning of the new American era in 1776.

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What items on the great seal are clusters of thirteen to represent the original states?

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What does the star and shield represent on the CIA seal?

The star or sixteen-point compass on the CIA seal represents the convergence of intelligence date to a central point. And the shield is the standard symbol of defense.


What does the nations great seal represent?

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What does the bald eagle represent on the great seal?

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What do the arrows represent on the great seal?

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The shield on the U.S. seal means that the country is prepared in war or in peace. This is a symbol of defense that is offered to the country.


What document does the roman numerals on the great seal represent?

The roman numerals on the Great Seal of the United States represent the year 1776, which is the date of the Declaration of Independence. The numerals are written as "MDCCLXXVI" on the seal.


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Each represent a special thing from Liberia and how it came about.


What does the Illinois state flag represent?

The Illinois state flag represents the Great Seal of Illinois.


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What did Athena's shield represent?

it represent that she was the goddess of war


Does an army of knights have to have the same kind of shield?

no, it was usually a family seal on the shield.