The Betsy Ross Flag: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About This American Icon

Second only to Old Glory itself, the Betsy Ross Flag is the American icon. Its clean design is similar to our current flag, with 13 stripes and only 13 stars in a circle (representing the equal status of what were then the 13 united individual sovereign nations). This simplicity is perhaps the reason for its popularity among American Patriots and Constitutionalists, as it hearkens back to an earlier time when America was still a place of freedom and resistance to tyranny.

But while this flag is the oldest attested flag for the American nation, many people don’t know its history. Who was Betsy Ross? And how did this iconic design become one of the strongest symbols of freedom?
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3 Responses to The Betsy Ross Flag: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About This American Icon

  1. Eastwood says:

    I just spent over an hour reading about every flag on the list. GREAT POST.

  2. the other other Andrew says:

    But they are missing the Pine Tree Flag. With it’s “Appeal to Heaven” slogan.

    One of my favorites, and the least known. But available.

    Hmmm. May have to get one.

  3. pigpen51 says:

    I did know that Betsy Ross most likely did not design or sew the American, but why let facts get in the way of a good story?

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