The flag had 13 stars from 1777-1795. the Flag should never touch anything beneath it like the ground , water ,and merchandise. Flag Day is on June 4th. The most common nicknames for the flag are stars and stripes, and old glory. When the the flag is vertical the stars should face north east. The parts of a flag are the width, hoist, field,length, and fringe.
It is also called the “Stars and Bars Flag.” There was three different versions of the flag that were used during the civil war. The Civil War started in April of 1861. When president Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a bill which outlawed slavery, the war officially became about slavery. The flag which we see today was used by General Robert E. Lee to represent the army of Northern Virginia. Although the Confederate flag was used to
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.
The first flag of the United States was made in 1776 and was first rose by George Washington on New Years. On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress had came up that there should be 13 stripes on the flag. Also, on June 14 1777 the flag of the United States had been adopted to the union. In 1793 George Washington had gotten his first shipment of colors for the flag. From 1777 to 1960 congress has passed many acts that has made the shape design from the flag change.
The 30-foot by 42-foot flag made its inspiring appearance as it flew over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore (Edwin); it was still flying over the fort when the fighting ceased, damaged by bullets and shells (Georgiady and Romano 17). The flag’s presence above the fort on the morning of September 14 signaled an unexpected American victory against an empire (Poole), resulting in a turning point in the war (The Star-Spangled Banner Project). The flag inspired the “Star-Spangled Banner” because the flag was a symbol of America, and after the battle, a symbol of its victory, being memorialized in the poem (Poole). The inspiration of one battle, one man, and one flag made the “Star-Spangled Banner” a powerful
In 1606, Kinga James established a flag, which was a combination of the two territories’ flags, by a proclamation. The flag, referred to as “Great Union,” consisted of the Red Cross of Saint George and the saltire of Saint Andrew. Before the entry of Northern Island, the flag had no red saltire and Scotland had also presented their unofficial version of the flag that had the white saltire at the front of the others. The current flag was a product of redesigning the Great Union flag to incorporate the red diagonal cross of Saint Patrick in 1801. [Abstract] The flag of the UK, also known as the Union Jack, brings together symbols of the four constituent countries that make up the UK; England, Scotland, and Ireland.
The star Spangled Banner became the U.S. national anthem 75 years ago. The song was originally a poem. It was written by lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812.Many people believe that it is a perfect choice for the United States anthem.However, some people feel that the U.S. should have a different national anthem.Some people believe that The Star Spangled Banner is simply too difficult. The words of the song are hard to remember. In addition, many people say that the song is difficult to sing.If the national anthem were changed.The most popular choice for a new national anthem seems to be God Bless America.
The Star- Spangled Banner: How Our National Anthem Came to Be When dark times arose during the War of 1812 and America started losing hope, a young man wrote what is now America’s national anthem. Every now and then, a national anthem will be about a hero or a battle of freedom; however, the majority of national anthems speak of past events in their country (Georgiady and Romano 5). Americans needed a sign of hope and strength during the fight against Britain and Francis Scott Key accepted the challenge of creating that assurance. Every time an American sang Key’s song, they envisioned the banner and the representation it held of a nation in the works (Sonneborn 22). Today, the “Star-Spangled Banner” stands as a powerful anthem for the United
Many countries have patriotic songs that are sung and known throughout the country. Today, sang at patriotic and sporting events, the “Star-Spangled Banner” is officially the United States of America’s national anthem. The original poem was written by Francis Scott Key in the 19th century, and “his words told of an exciting sea battle. They also celebrated a great military upset on land, one that filled all Americans with pride” (Sonneborn 20). Many factors helped influence and inspire the writing of the song.