One of the most well known Presidents of the USA, Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt, was against putting “In God We Trust” on currency, saying it would “… cheapen such a motto by use on coins, postage stamps, or ads”.
When former president Theodore Roosevelt died in his sleep in 1919, Thomas R. Marshall, the sitting vice-president, said “Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.”
Theodore Roosevelt was against the phrase “In God We Trust” on currency as he considered it sacrilegious.
Theodore Roosevelt lost both his first wife and mother within 11 hours of each other, 2 days after the birth of his first daughter, Alice. It was also Valentine’s Day.