Betsy Ross Speech

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The iconic design of the Stars and Stripes on the American flag has been a symbol of hope to every citizen in America since its making. Every time an American citizen sees these stars and stripes, they are reminded of their safe home in the United States of America. Every time a soldier sees the flag, they are reminded of what they are fighting for. They are fighting for the freedom that every citizen in the United States takes for granted, yet they still bravely fight for that freedom. As children, we were taught that Betsy Ross was the woman to thank for the flag that we see today. Betsy Ross was a seamstress for a living and she was not nationally known until George Washington himself came to her and asked her to make the first flag. At…show more content…
Although she never kept a diary, it is true that she ran an upholstery shop, which made flags for the government until the mid-1800s. It is also recorded that she eloped to marry her first husband, that she was widowed three times and she was dedicated to her country. Every kid has learned that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag after George Washington, who went to church with Betsy, personally came to her and asked her to make the flag. George Washington gave Betsy a sketch of what he wanted the flag to look like. He wanted six pointed stars, but Betsy suggested five pointed stars because of the time frame and she supposedly was able to make a five pointed star in one snip. Betsy’s grandson, William Canby, told the story of his grandmother making the flag for the first time in in 1870 at a meeting of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. One of the most common paintings of Betsy consisted of her sewing the stars onto the first flag. One of the most common paintings of Betsy consisted of her sewing the stars onto the first flag. In a short movie about the American flag by the History channel, it is said that Betsy was a “Quaker seamstress who is believed to have sewn the first flag” Play: http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/betsy-ross 0:27-0:33. However, the big lack of substantial evidence points to a different
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