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Betsy Ross and the American Flag
Betsy Ross and the American Flag
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Betsy Ross and the American Flag

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The story of Betsy Ross: Truth or Legend. The story from her grandson and support to verify it.

The story of Betsy Ross: Truth or Legend. The story from her grandson and support to verify it.

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  1. Betsy Ross and the American Flag Deborah Guzman 5 th Grade Social Studies May 18, 2009
  2. Elizabeth Griscom Ross (1752-1836) <ul><li>Marriage to John Ross. </li></ul><ul><li>Philadelphia seamstress. </li></ul><ul><li>Upholstery shop near the State House. </li></ul><ul><li>George Washington and the secret committee from the Continental Congress. </li></ul>
  3. William Canby and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Betsy Ross’s grandson, William Canby. </li></ul><ul><li>William Canby’s Paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Little proof exits to verify the claims of Canby. </li></ul>
  4. Why have so many generations of Americans accept this as fact? <ul><li>Harper’s Monthly July 1873 issue. </li></ul><ul><li>Textbooks and the book, The Evolution of the American Flag.” </li></ul><ul><li>Painting “Birth of Our Nation’s Flag”. </li></ul><ul><li>Did Frances Hopkins create the first flag? </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline. </li></ul>
  5. Frequently Asked Questions? <ul><li>What do the red, white, and blue of the flag represent? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are the stars in a circle? </li></ul><ul><li>If Betsy sewed the flag, who designed it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would Betsy Ross be chosen to make the flag? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the first flag? </li></ul>
  6. In Summary… <ul><li>Historically, the story of Betsy Ross remains unresolved. </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline and facts do not contradict her story. </li></ul><ul><li>The dates match and the need matches. </li></ul>
  7. Betsy Ross’s 5-Pointed Star <ul><li>When she recommended a 5-point star the committee protested that it was too difficult to make. She took a piece of paper, folded it deftly, and with a single snip of her scissors, produced a symmetrical five-pointed star. Her audience was so impressed that they agreed to her suggestion. </li></ul>
  8. The End <ul><li>Is the story of Betsy Ross told by her grandson William Canby true? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think? </li></ul><ul><li>Write in your journal your opinion. </li></ul>

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