American Flag by Hanna

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  • American Flag by Hanna

    1. 1. The American Flag by Hanna
    2. 2. • There are 13 stripes for the colonies.
    3. 3. • The flag stands for the land, the people, the government and the ideals of the United States.
    4. 4. • It was made in 1776.
    5. 5. • It is best know symbol of the United States.
    6. 6. • In 1777 American leaders chose a new flag.
    7. 7. • By 1794, two new states had joined the Union.
    8. 8. • The U.S Congress decided to add two stars and two stripes to the flag.
    9. 9. • Five more states had come into the Union by the end of 1817.
    10. 10. • Congress did not want the flag to have 20 stars and 20 stripes, because it would be too cluttered.
    11. 11. • Peter Wendover, a congressman from New York, proposed a flag of 13 stripes, with a star for each state.
    12. 12. • Congress accepted the idea.
    13. 13. • In 1818, it set the number of stripes at 13 again.
    14. 14. • It also ordered that a new star be added to the flag on the July 4th after a state joined the Union.
    15. 15. • The flag in use of today was established in 1960, when a 50th star was added to represent Hawaii.
    16. 16. • Hawaii had become the 50th state on Aug. 21,1959.
    17. 17. • Red is for hardiness and valor(courage).
    18. 18. • White is for purity and innocence.
    19. 19. • Blue is for vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

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