The History Of The American Flag

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The History of The American Flag In this paper I am going to talk about the history of the American Flag and what makes it uniquely American. There are many reasons why the flag is uniquely American, one being that it is the American Flag. I am going to cover a lot of important facts about the flags history all the way to the present day flag. Ill cover the process of creating the flag and much more. The flag of the United States of American, also known as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. The flag consists of thirteen equal stripes, starting with red and alternating with white. In the upper left corner the flag has a blue rectangle with fifty small, white, five-point stars. The stars are arranged in nine…show more content…
While it is true that Ross sewed many American flags throughout her life, there is no evidence to support the claims of her descendant’s that she did in fact create the first American Flag at the request of George Washington. In 1794, the Flag Act authorized a new 15-star and 15-stripe flag. This went into effect on May 1st, 1795, and the Star Spangled Banner became the new official flag of the United States. The two additional stars and stripes were added to the original design in order to represent the admission of Vermont in 1791 and Kentucky in 1792. This edition of the American Flag is known as the Star Spangled Banner because it was the actual flag that flew over Fort McHenry and served as the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s song that would become the national anthem, “Star Spangled Banner”, of The United States of America. The Act of April 4th, 1818 presented a new policy that provided for a constant of 13 stripes on all American Flags and one star for each state. The act stated that the flag would be officially modified on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state. This edition of the flag added five new stars for the admission of the new states including: Tennessee (1796), Ohio (1803), Louisiana (1812), Indiana (1816), and Mississippi (1817). The1819 flag had 21 stars and 13 stripes. A star was added for the state of Illinois, which was admitted to the United States of American on
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