A motto is a short phrase that represents a goal, belief, or motivation.
The United States’ motto is “In God We Trust,” declared by Congress and approved into legislation by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. But each U.S. states have its motto. Sometimes U.S. State mottos can be seen on state flags, seals. Some U.S states formally assigned a state motto by an act of the state legislature.