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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #1478: The American Flag
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    The American Flag


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    1. The history goes back to the thirteen British ( )   [c...] that became the first American states.

    2. Each colony had its own ( )   [f...].

    3. But, during the ( )   [Re...] War against Britain, all the colonies fought together under a common flag.

    4. It had red and white ( )   [s...], thirteen in all, one for each colony.

    5. And it had a blue ( )   [s...] in the upper left corner.

    6. Red was for honor, white for innocence and blue for ( )   [j...].

    7. Inside the blue square were the red ( )   [c...] and white stripes of the British flag.

    8. The American colonists declared their ( )   [in...] on July fourth, seventeen seventy-six.

    9. Then, on June fourteenth, seventeen seventy-seven, the Continental Congress approved the design of a ( )   [n...] 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 ( )   [co...].'

    11. Two more stripes were added when two more states joined the ( )   [U...] after the Revolutionary War.

    12. In eighteen eighteen, Congress passed a law to require that the flag return to thirteen stripes, to ( )   [h...] the first colonies.

    13. But the number of stars ( )   [in...] 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 ( )   [s...] skills, Betsy Ross, to make the first flag.

    15. Betsy Ross lived in Philadelphia, ( )   [Pe...].

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