Career College Search

Online Schools

Campus Schools


Have you begun your college search? Find a college that's right for you. Acess over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US.

Begin Now!



Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Nebraska State Motto

"Equality Before the Law"

Nrebraska Motto and Seal

Adopted in 1867.

Language: English

Focus: Equal Rights

See Nebraska Sate Seal

Nebraska's motto is not an official Motto, as such, but is accepted as an element of its official seal. The Nebraska state motto "Equality Before the Law" appears on the state flag and the great seal. The Nebraska Constitution provides for a state seal that is to be kept by the secretary of state and used by him or her officially as directed by law. Legislation creating the original state seal was passed in 1867.

Nebraska State Motto
"Equality Before the Law"

There are three states with mottos that focus on rights:

  1. Alabama: "Audemus jura nostra defendere" (We Dare Maintain Our Rights)
  2. Nebraska: "Equality Before the Law"
  3. Wyoming: "Equal Rights"

Nebraska Law

The law designating the official Nebraska state motto is found in the Nebraska Statutes, Chapter 84, Section 84-501.

This statute describes the Nebraska seal. The motto is specified within this description.

CHAPTER 84. STATE OFFICERS.
SECTION 84-501. SECRETARY OF STATE; GREAT SEAL; CUSTODIAN.

84-501
Secretary of State; Great Seal; custodian.

The Secretary of State shall safely keep and not suffer to be imitated or counterfeited the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska of the form and design prescribed by the Act approved June 15, 1867, as follows:

Source:
Laws 1867, § 1, p. 57; R.S.1913, § 5569; C.S.1922, § 4873; C.S.1929, § 84-501. Note: Section 1 of the act of 1867 is as follows: "Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska, That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby authorized and required to procure, at the cost and expense of the state, and as soon after the passage of this act as practicable, a seal for the state, to be designated and known as the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, and of the design and device following, that is to say: The eastern part of the circle to be represented by a steamboat ascending the Missouri river; the mechanic arts to be represented by a smith with hammer and anvil; in the foreground, agriculture to be represented by a settler's cabin, sheaves of wheat and stalks of growing corn; in the background a train of cars heading towards the Rocky Mountains, and on the extreme west, the Rocky Mountains to be plainly in view; around the top of this circle to be in capital letters, the motto. 'EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW,' and the circle to be surrounded with the words, 'Great Seal of the State of Nebraska, March 1st, 1867.' "

Mottos of the States
Motto: "United we stand, divided we fall" is a phrase that has been used in mottos, from nations and states to songs. The basic concept is that unless the people are united, they will be defeated. It is often used in the abbreviated form United we stand
State motto is a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object. The motto states an important idea for a group of people within the state.
Hunting for a new job? Get advice or search over 1.6 million jobs on the largest job site
Colleges & Universities
Colleges & Universities: Search or Browse over 8500 Colleges, Universities, and Trade Schools in the US..

Find and Compare!

With access to over 8,500 schools to choose from!
Provides pricing transparency, scholarship information as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools

Get Your Degree!

Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.

Powered by Campus Explorer

Support for eReferenceDesk
More information at
Support eReferenceDesk

Please click the "DONATE" button and enter the amount you wish to contribute:
PayPal