E pluribus unum
E pluribus unum (pronounced /ËˆiË ËˆplÊŠÉ™rÉ¨bÉ™s ËˆuËnÉ™m/; Latin [ËˆeË ËˆpluËrÉªbÊŠs ËˆuËnÅ©Ë]) â€” Latin for “Out of many, one” â€” is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cÅ“ptis and Novus ordo seclorum, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. Never codified by law, E pluribus unum was considered a de facto motto of the United States until 1956 when the United States Congress passed an act (H.J. Resolution 396), adopting “In God We Trust” as the official motto.
The motto was suggested in 1776 by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere to the committee responsible for developing the seal. At the time of the American Revolution, the exact phrase appeared prominently on the title page of a popular periodical, The Gentleman’s Magazine, which collected articles from many sources into one “magazine”.
A coincidental perspective to consider.