Bell Activity List 3 Symbols that relate to United States Draw timeline of five historical events involving US History. You pick the events Event Event Event Event Event Date Date Date Date Date List 3 symbols on the United States Flag, and describe what each represents.
StandardsBenchmark: SS.912.A.1.3 Utilize timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.Benchmark: SS.912.A.1.4 Analyze how images, symbols, objects, cartoons, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret the significance of time periods and events from the past.
Objectives Discuss what symbols are used by the US Government. Be able to list 5 applicable symbols and what they represent. Developed a timeline that illustrated the development of the US Flag Be able to list 3-5 US Historical Event that correlate to a particular US Flag Review the process on how new US flags are created and designed. Discuss the process and the Organization that maintains the generic standards
What a Symbol Means
What is a Symbol Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible. Meaning sign or emblem
Examples of U S Symbols
Examples of U S Symbols
Examples of U S Symbols
Great Seal of the United States Obverse Reverse
Great Seal of the United States The Great Seal of the United States is used to authenticate certain documents issued by the United states Government. First publicly used in 1782 Kept by the United States Secretary of State The Obverse of the great Seal Is used as the national Coat of Arms of the United States. It is Officially used on Documents such as United states passports, military insignia and embassy place cards. Since 1935, both sides of the Great Seal have appeared on the reverse of the one-dollar bill. The Seal of the President of the United States is directly based on the Great Seal
Seal of the President of the United States
Our most recognized Symbol
Timeline AMERICAS FLAG TIMELINE JANUARY 1, 1776 THE FLAG IS DISPLAYED ON PROSPECT HILL WITH 13 STRIPES BUT THE BRITISH UNION JACK IS WHERE THE STARS ARE TODAY. 1776 IT IS REPORTED THAT BETSY ROSS HAS SEWN THE FIRST AMERICAN FLAG WITH 13 STARS AND STRIPES. THERE IS DOUBT TODAY THAT BETSY DID SEW THE FIRST FLAG. IT IS ATRIBUTED TO FRANCIS HOPKINS, A SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WHO SUBMITTED A BILL TO CONGRESS FOR HIS SERVICES TO DESIGN THE FLAG, CONGRESS NEVER PAID HIM. JUNE 14TH 1777 ADOPTS THE FLAG "RESOLVED THAT THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES BE THIRTEEN STRIPES, ALTERNATE RED AND WHITE, THAT THE UNION BE THIRTEENSTARS WHITE IN A FIELD OF BLUE, REPRESENTING A NEW CONSTELLATION." 1795 THE FLAG IS MADE WITH 15 STRIPES AND 15 STARS 1814 FRANCIS SCOTT KEY WRITES THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER 1861 THE CONFEDERATE STATES SUCCEED FROM THE UNION AND ADOPT THEIR OWN FLAG 1892 THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IS PUBLISHED 1912 PRESIDENT TAFT ODERS THE FLAG TO BE MADE IN EXACT PROPORTION WITH THE STARS ALL POINTING UP WITH EVEN ROWS 1931 CONGRESS MAKES THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER THE NATIONAL ANTHEM 1949 PRESIDENT ORDERS FLAG DAY (JUNE 14TH) 1959 PRESIDENT EISENHOWER ORDERS THE STARS ON THE FLAG TO BE EVEN ROWS 1969 THE FLAG IS PLACED ON THE MOON
Unique US Flags
Unique US Flags Colonial Flag, used chiefly by Colonies of New England previous to the Civil War Bunker Hill Flag, used by New England troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill Pine-Tree Flag of the Navy, used by American Ships early in the revolutionary War Rattlesnake Flag, used early in the Revolutionary War First National Flag, used in 1776, before Declaration of Independence, the thirteen stripes signify the 13 Colonies. The Present “Star Spangled Banner.” The stripes signify the original 13 Colonies; and the stars, the present number of states.
Unique US Flags The national flag is a symbol that represents an entire nation, a symbol that inspires patriotism, pride and valor to every citizen of the country. This flag is the symbol that represents one of the most outstanding countries in the entire world. Sharing a vast history, USA flag is something that every American must have and respect. Take a glimpse of this national symbol’s vast history: For the first time USA flag had appeared on the George Washington’s headquarters on Prospect Hill at January 1-st 1776 when a siege of Boston was being planned. The Union Flag represented thirteen red and white stripes and a British Union Jack positioned on the canton. The first appearance of the USA flag is considered to be on May 1776 when Betsy Ross sewed the first version of the American flag. 14 June, 1777 represented an important day in the history of American nation, at Continental Congress the First Flag Act was signed. It was concluded that the design of American nation’s flag will be consisting of thirteen red-white alternate stripes and white stars on blue field. The number of white stars were representing a ”New Constellation” known as The United States. From 1777 until 1960 no major changes had occurred in the flag’s design, except some changes in shape and some stripes ads. It was known that in 1795 American flag had already 15 stripes and 15 stars. In 1959 the American flag suffered two changes under President Eisenhower: arrangement of seven rows of seven stars each; and after that the design changed into nine star rows placed horizontally and eleven rows vertically. Nowadays the design consists of thirteen stripes (7 red and 6 white), representing 13 basic colonies and 50 white stars of the Union
UNITED STATES FLAG MANUAL
First United States FlagTimeline177717951818184818631959
1777 Facts The First Official United States Flag:Timeline 13-Star1777 June14th,1795 Much evidence exists pointing to Congressman Francis Hopkinson as the person responsible for its design.1818 The only President to serve under this flag was George Washington (1789-1797). This Flag was to last for a period of 181848 years.1863 Each star and stripe represented a Colony of which there were thirteen, united nearly one year earlier by the Declaration of Independence.1959
15 Star FlagTimeline177717951818184818631959
15 Star Flag Facts The Star Spangled Banner: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on May 1st,1795. Two stars were added for the admission of Vermont (the 14th State on March 4th, 1791) and Kentucky (the 15th State on June 1st, 1792, and was to last for 23 years. The five Presidents who served under this flag were; George Washington (1789-1797), John Adams (1797-1801), Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809), James Madison (1809-1817), and James Monroe (1817-1825). The 15-star, 15-stripe flag was authorized by the Flag Act of January 13, 1794, adding 2 stripes and 2 Stars. The regulation went into effect on May 1, 1795. This flag was the only U.S. Flag to have more than 13 stripes. It was immortalized by Francis Scott Key during the bombardment of Fort McHenry, Sept 13, 1814. The image above is representative of the actual flag that flew over Fort McHenry on that day and which is now preserved in the Smithsonian Museum. You can notice the "tilt" in some of the stars just as in the original Star Spangled Banner. 1814 The battle occurred, and the flag won its glory. Armistead was promoted to Lt. Colonel by Madison. Armistead died in service on April 25, 1818. He acquired the flag sometime before that date, but at this point it is unknown how.
20 Star FlagTimeline177717951818184818631959
20 Star FlagTimeline177717951818184818631959
30 Star FlagTimeline177717951818184818631959
30 Star FlagTimeline The 30-Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1848. A1777 star was added for the admission of Wisconsin1795 (May 29th, 1848) and was to last for 3 years. The three Presidents to serve under this flag1818 were; James Polk (1845-1849), Zachary Taylor1848 (1849-1850),and Millard Fillmore (1850-1853).18631959
35 Star FlagTimeline177717951818184818631959
35 Star Flag FactsTimeline The 35-Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1863. A star was1777 added for the admission of West Virginia (June1795 20th, 1863) and was to last for 2 years. The two Presidents to serve under this flag were1818 Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) and Andrew1848 Johnson (1865-1869).18631959
49 Star Flag Facts 49-Star Flag: On January 3rd,1959 Alaska was formally granted statehoodTimeline placing the 49th star on our Flag.Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.1777 The first 49-star flag was made in the Army Quartermaster Depot at Philadelphia, and was used in the White House ceremony when President1795 Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) signed the proclamation admitting Alaska to the Union. Subsequently, this flag was carried to Philadelphia by Senator Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, who gave it to the mayor of Philadelphia to raise over1818 Independence Hall on July 4th, 1959. After these ceremonies Scott gave the flag to his colleague, Senator Earnest Gruening of Alaska, who, in turn, delivered it to Governor William A. Eagan to be flown over the state capitol1848 at Juneau. This flag was later given to the Alaskan State Mueseum for preservation.1863 The 49-Star flag was official for only one year, until July 4, 1960, when Hawaii achieved its Statehood and the 50-Star flag was born. President Eisenhower1959 was the only President to serve under this flag.
50 Star FlagTimeline177717951818184818631959
Assignment Develop Time Line Using US Flags, and correlate 5 Historical facts (Bell Activity) List 5 applicable United States symbols and what they represent. Write one page essay on the development and design of the U S Flags.