Many students ask what is the meaning of The Great Seal of the United States of America. It is commonly found on US passports and other official documents. For those unfamiliar, check the back of the $1 bill in the right side circle. The Great Seal has a picture of a bald eagle with its wings outstretched, holding 13 arrows in one claw and an olive branch in the other. The arrows refer to the 13 original states and the olive branch symbolizes a desire for peace. The olive branch has 13 leaves and 13 olives also referring to the original states.
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