"In God We Trust": The Camden Man Who Put the Missing Motto on the Dollar Bill

Here is a fascintating lesson which relates how the motto "In God We Trust" came to appear on all US currency. It turns out that a man from Arkansas came up with the idea and petioned his congressman and President Eisenhower himself to make this idea into a law. It became one! Many of the letters written by this person appear in the lesson, which is a terrific example of the power of the written word. A great history and writing lesson!

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7th - 12th
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