As a coin collector, I immediately recognized that Jennifer Michael Hecht was wrong in stating that "In God We Trust" was placed on our currency after World War II because, "the tradition of doubt in the United States was stifled with the advent of the Cold War." In fact, she was off by nearly 100 years. This motto was a product of the Civil War. More importantly; instead of bolstering her argument, this example weakens it.
More information about text formats