Sunday, February 17, 2008
TR and "In God We Trust"
I was recently checking trivia facts off a Teddy Roosevelt site (a bad one so I'm not sharing the link) for one of my classes. One of the random facts was that the TR was against the use of "In God We Trust" on coins. I found this interesting because of all the hype in recent years about this motto and so did some research. I found a New York Times article from 1907 that reports on this issue. TR was against the use of the motto on coins because he felt was sacrilegious and cheapened the motto.