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American Government
One Symbolic Seal

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American Government


One Symbolic Seal
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.43

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    timeless, founding, historic, phrase, meaning, pyramid, however, order, special, holds, holding, history, beak, government, become, fight
     content words:    Great Seal, United States, North American, Pluribus Unum, In English, Another Latin, This Great Seal


One Symbolic Seal
By Erin Horner
  

1     The Great Seal is a special seal used in the United States. It is used by the government on special documents. The seal is very symbolic. The front of the seal has a picture of a bald eagle. A bald eagle is a North American bird. This was chosen because America is a North American country. In one of his claws the eagle is holding an olive branch. In the other claw he is holding thirteen arrows. The olive branch symbolizes peace. The arrows mean that America will fight to stay free. A shield on the eagle's chest is also symbolic. It is covered by seven white stripes and six red stripes; there are thirteen stripes in all. There is also a blue band on the shield. This band represents Congress. The bald eagle holds a ribbon in his beak. The Latin words "E Pluribus Unum" are written on it. In English this means "out of many, one."
 
2     The back of the Great Seal is also very symbolic. It has a large .....
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