Flag of the United States
The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The design of the flag has been modified officially 26 times since 1777. The 48-star flag was in effect for 47 years until the 49-star version became official on July 4, 1959.
About Flag of the United States in brief
The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner. The design of the flag has been modified officially 26 times since 1777. The 48-star flag was in effect for 47 years until the 49-star version became official on July 4, 1959. It is the longest-used version of the U.S. flag and has been in use for over 60 years. The flag closely resembles the British East India Company flag of. the era, and Sir Charles Fawcett argued in 1937 that the company flag inspired the design. Benjamin Franklin once gave a speech endorsing the adoption of the Company’s flag by the United states as their national flag. The name ‘Grand Union’ was first applied to the Continental Colors by George Preble in his 1872 history of the. U. S. flag. There is little evidence to support the claim that the design was inspired by the coat of arms of George Washington, which includes three red stars over two horizontal red bars on a white field on a blue field. Despite the visual similarities, there is no evidence that the flag is similar to the George Washington’s family arms, published by the National Study for the Study of George. Washington at Mount Vernon, George Washington at the National Library of the History of the American People, and published by St.
Nicholas’ College of Art and Design, in Washington, D.C., in 1876. The story seems to have originated with a play by the English poet Martin Farquhar, A Drama in Five Acts, which stated: ‘Resolved, That Flag of the Continental Congress, is the Flag of America’ In 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Resolution: That Flag, the Flag, of the Second Congress of the Republic, be adopted as the national flag of America. The Continental Navy raised the Colors as the ensign of the fledgling nation in the American War for Independence. It was a way of symbolizing American loyalty to the Crown as well as the United. States’ aspirations to be self-governing, as was the East India. Company flag could have from nine to 13 stripes and was not allowed to be flown outside the Indian Ocean. However, both the stripes and the stars have precedents in classical heraldry. Mullets were comparatively rare in early modern heraldry, but an example of mullets representing territorial divisions predating the U-S. flag are those in the coat-of arms of Valais of 1618, where seven mullets stood for seven districts. The flag was adopted in July 1960 and is now the most popular flag in the world, with more than 100 million people using it every day. The U.N. has a flag code of conduct that is intended to ensure that flags are displayed in public places.