'In God We Trust' became our national motto 60 years ago

- Exactly 60 years ago on July 30, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation officially making “In God We Trust” our national motto.

In 1955, Eisenhower signed a bill that mandated all U.S. currency and coins bear the inscription "In God We Trust," but it wasn't officially adopted as the national motto until one year later.

Before that, there was no official motto in the U.S.

"Even though the motto was not officially adopted until 1956, it is interwoven into the fabric of this nation, from our founding documents, to our currency, to inscriptions on our government buildings," Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) wrote.

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