Today in Legal History…April 22, 1864

Today in Legal History…April 22, 1864

POSTED: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 5:58pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

New motto put on coins. Congress passed a law authorizing a $0.02 coin, which will carry a new motto, “In God We Trust.” In 1956, Congress made “In God We Trust” the official U.S. motto. It was added to paper money the following year.