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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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