Independence Symbols

During and after the Revolutionary War symbols of freedom were prominent. The national seal was often depicted on quilts and George Washington’s face was seen on buttons. Many revered presidents and important figures are depicted on our currency. Symbolizing freedom, Washington’s face was put on the quarter, reminding the population of the founding fathers. Through the depictions of these symbols on clothing, quilts, and currency Americans created a national identity, centered around the idea of independence.