from 1777 to 1960 (after the admission. The design of the Stars and Bars varied over the following two years. American Flag Meaning: The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that all flag desecration laws were unconstitutional, some veterans and patriotic groups pressured legislators to adopt laws or a constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. As new states joined the country a new star and stripe were added to the American flag. American Flag History: The current American flag was adopted on July 4, 1960. This has been the system ever since. Somerville Massachusetts, on January 1, 1776; it was raised at the behest of Gen. The 50 stars stand for the 50 states of the union, and the 13 stripes stand for the original 13 states. An executive order signed by Pres.
As the flag of the Continental Army, it flew at forts and on naval vessels. Stars and Stripes formed part of the military colours carried on September 11, 1777, at the Battle of the Brandywine, perhaps its first such use. The top and bottom stripes on the American flag are red.
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Continental Congres s on June 14, 1777, was the Stars and Stripes. National flag consisting of white stars (50 since July 4, 1960) on a blue canton with a field of 13 alternating stripes, 7 red and 6 white. William Howard Taft on October 29, 1912, standardized for the first time the proportions and relative sizes of the elements of the flag; in 1934 the exact shades of colour were standardized. Our collection consists of vector files (EPS, AI, PDF, and SVG images (JPG, PNG wallpapers (all common formats for display, mobile and tablet) and an extensive collection of icons of the Flag of the United States. There is no official assignment of meaning or symbolism to the colours of the flag.
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