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The American Flag


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1. The history goes back to the thirteen British (                          ) that became the first American states.
2. Each colony had its own (              ) .
3. But, during the (                                         ) War against Britain, all the colonies fought together under a common flag.
4. It had red and white (                       ) , thirteen in all, one for each colony.
5. And it had a blue (                    ) in the upper left corner.
6. Red was for honor, white for innocence and blue for (                       ) .
7. Inside the blue square were the red (                 ) and white stripes of the British flag.

8. The American colonists declared their (                                      ) on July fourth, seventeen seventy-six.
9. Then, on June fourteenth, seventeen seventy-seven, the Continental Congress approved the design of a (                          ) flag.
10. Thirteen red and white stripes remained. But now thirteen white stars replaced the British Union Jack inside the blue area. The stars were meant to represent 'a new (                                         ) .'

11. Two more stripes were added when two more states joined the (                 ) after the Revolutionary War.
12. In eighteen eighteen, Congress passed a law to require that the flag return to thirteen stripes, to (                 ) the first colonies.
13. But the number of stars (                             ) as new states joined the Union. Today there are fifty states, and fifty stars.

14. A delegate to the Continental Congress, Francis Hopkinson, took credit for the flag design. And tradition says a committee led by George Washington asked a woman with expert (                    ) skills, Betsy Ross, to make the first flag.
15. Betsy Ross lived in Philadelphia, (                                      ) .

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