Question by  bluebird (19)

What is the history behind America's flag?

I would like to understand more about the American flag.


Answer by  bean11 (2803)

The concept of the American flag was conceived by Betsy Ross, who sewed it. She included thirteen stripes for the thirteen colonies, and the number of stars for the states.


Answer by  palaeologus (564)

A 1777 resolution specifies 13 red and white stripes and 13 white stars on blue; new stars are added as states are admitted, but the 13 stripes remain.

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