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American history since 1492
The first Flag Act
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By Liz Davis

\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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June 14, 1777
The first Flag Act
Two years into a war the colonists had yet to win, they deemed it necessary to have an official United States Flag--a symbol to themselves and the world that they were indeed a new and independent nation. "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
http://www.civil-liberties.com/pages/flag_history.htm
 

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