Betsy Ross Argumentative Essay

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In Michigan, a school superintendent's apology has ignited another heated debate about a flag.

This time it's not the Confederate flag, though, but the original "Betsy Ross" flag. Although historians are not sure whether Betsy Ross actually made the flag, her name is forever associated with it. Everyone recognizes the flag, the one with 13 stars on a blue background and 13 red and white stripes.

It was approved by the Continental Congress in 1777. There, the convention delegates adopted a resolution stating that "the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

Era Of Slavery

In Michigan, however, the problem with the flag is not its origin.

The problem is whether the flag, since it's been adopted by some white
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I was property. Other people were getting their land stolen," she said.

Time To Retire First Flag?

The incident in Michigan raises the question of whether America's first flag, along with the Confederate flag, is destined to become another point of controversy in the country. For the general public, that would be a change.

The "Betsy Ross" flag is depicted on the Department of Veterans Affairs official shield.

It's routinely hauled out for Flag Day, and for other occasions. And yes, it's also been displayed from time to time by supporters of Donald Trump and by the Patriot movement, which includes some groups that promote white supremacist views.

Forest Hills Schools parent Patricia Gerondale, whose son brought the Trump flag to the game, said the visiting students never intended any harm or intimidation. "It wasn't done to put anyone down or cause any negative feeling," she said, and carried "no message behind
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