Great Seal Importance

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The Great Seal
What is the Great Seal and why is it important? The Great Seal documents issued by the U.S. federal government. It is important because it verifies documents and legal agreements. There are two sides of the seal. There are a lot of meanings on the symbols that are on the Great Seal, front and back.

On the front of the seal is an American eagle. There is a shield on the breast of the eagle and it has 13 red and white stripes. The white represents purity and innocence and the red represents the hardiness and valor. The blue symbolizes perseverance and justice. On the eagle´s right leg it is holding an olive branch which means peace and on the left leg it has a bundle of 13 arrows which symbolizes power of peace and war. On the top of the eagle´s head it has a constellation of 13 stars which represent the 13 original states. The eagle has a scroll on its beak and it has latin words which mean ‘’Out of Many, One. The eagle is the United States national bird. Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey and he said ´´He is a bird of bad moral character.’’Adams wanted the seal to be a mythical hero Hercules and Franklin wanted it to be Moses.

On the back of the seal is a pyramid with an eye on top and on the bottom are some latin words. The pyramid is a 13-step pyramid. The eye on top of
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The number 13 means a lot for the US. There is a cloud above the eagle and it says it is a breaking up storm of ignorance and it it surrounded by 13 stars. There are 13 arrows in the eagle’s left leg. There are 13 letters in both the latin words. The word on the scroll on the eagle has 13 letter and the letters above the pyramid. Also, there are 13 steps on the pyramid. The number 13 is I think the USA’s favorite number. There is 13 on the olive leaves and and olives and 13x9 dots in the divisions around the crest. The grass or crops growing around the pyramid are a total of 13. There are also 13 stripes on the US

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