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The Development Of The American Flag

The Development Of The American Flag Flags
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Stock #: 108664
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Flag Borne on the Main Mast of the Mayflower. Taunton Flag - 1774 One of the Earliest Emblems of the Revolution. Gadsden Flag - 1775 Commodore Esek Hopkins Ensign used in his First Fleet Command. South Carolina Navy Ensign - 1775 A Flag adopted by the Southern Colony early in the Revolution. First Navy Jack - 1775 Hoisted on the Main Mast by Commander -in-Chief Esek Hopkins, December 3, 1775. Cambridge Flag, First Navy Ensign 1775 - 1776 Hoisted by John Paul Jones, December 3, 1775 and by General Washington, January 2, 1776. Rhode Island Flag - 1776 Carried at Brandywine, Trenton and Yorktown. First Stars and Stripes United Emblem of Independence said to have been originated by George Washington following Act of Congress of June 14, 1777. "Star Spangled Banner" - 1814 The emblem of Inspiration of Our National Anthem, 1814, Flag of Victory over Barbary Pirates 1803 to 1805. 15 Stars and 15 Strips. The development of the American flag followed a regular pattern. The 13 stripes were evolved to represent the 13 Colonies. There was no idea of separation from Great Britain, So the British Jack was put in the corner. When the Committee was appointed to select an American flag, they naturally took the 13 stripes, and Rhode Island already had put the 13 stars in the jack of their flat It was planned to add both stars and stripes as States were admitted, but this was found impractical, and after the War 1812, we went back to the original 13 stripes but added a star for each state.
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