The Seal of the United States Senate is the seal officially adopted by the United States Senate to authenticate certain official documents.
The current design hails from 1875 and this third version features a liberty cap above a central shield, emblazoned with thirteen stars and an equal number of vertical stripes.
On July 4, 1776, immediately after declaring the United States independent of Great Britain, the Continental Congress established a committee to design an official seal for the new nation. The resulting Great Seal of 1782 became a principal symbol of American sovereignty and independence.
The second design featured three goddesses symbolizing justice, liberty, and strength. A chain of twenty-four links, representing the existing number of states, formed an encircling border.