E Pluribus Unum

The meaning of E Pluribus Unum

Great_Seal_of_the_United_States_(obverse).svgFrom Wikipedia:
E pluribus unum (/ˈ ˈplʊərɨbəs ˈnəm/Latin: [ˈeː ˈpluːrɪbʊs ˈuːnũː])—Latin for “Out of many, one[1][2] (alternatively translated as “One out of many[3] or “One from many“)[4]—is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit cœptis (Latin for “He approves (has approved) of the undertaking”) and Novus ordo seclorum, (Latin for “New Order of the Ages”) and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.

The understood meaning of the phrase was that out of many states (or colonies) emerge a single nation. However, in recent years its meaning has come to suggest that out of many peoples, races, religions and ancestries has emerged a single people and nation—illustrating the concept of the melting pot.[9]