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See how we grew Our American Flag. “Betsy Ross” Flag 1776  Legend  Betsy Ross was visited by a committee of the Continental Congress  Commissioned.

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1 See how we grew Our American Flag

2 “Betsy Ross” Flag 1776  Legend  Betsy Ross was visited by a committee of the Continental Congress  Commissioned to make a new American Flag  Never verified  Fact  Betsy Ross was a flag-maker  Designed flags for the Navy

3 On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, seeking to promote national pride and unity, adopted the national flag First official American Flag

4 Congressional Acts Act of January 13, 1794 Act of April 4, 1818 Executive Order of President Taft, June 24, 1912 Executive Order of President Eisenhower, January 3, 1958 Executive Order of President Eisenhower, August 21, 1959

5 Congressional Acts

6 Act of January 13, 1794  Fifteen stripes  Fifteen stars Implemented after May 1795

7 Act of April 4, 1818  Thirteen stripes  One star for every state Implemented every July 4th

8 Executive Order of President Taft June 24, 1912  Stars in six horizontal rows of eight each  Single point of each star to be upward

9 Executive Order of President Eisenhower January 3, 1959  Stars in seven rows of seven  Staggered horizontally and vertically

10 Executive Order of President Eisenhower August 21, 1959  Stars in nine rows staggered horizontally  Stars in eleven rows staggered vertically

11 Our Current Flag Thirteen horizontal stripes  Seven Red  Six White Represent the Original Thirteen Colonies Fifty white stars on blue background Represent the current fifty states

12 Red, White, Blue

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