the pattern for the first American flag, Betsy
Ross was reportedly able to create a 5-pointed star from
a single sheet of paper with one cut.
June 14 is Flag
Day, commemorating the adoption of the US flag
by the Continental Congress in 1777.
The first US flag had 13 stars, while the
second had 15 stars. Since states sometimes entered the
union in groups, no US flags
had 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 39, 40, 41, 42, or 47 stars.
New US flags
can be introduced only on the
Fourth of July.
The "star-spangled banner" described
in the US national anthem is the flag with
15 stars and 15 stripes.
The state flag for Hawaii is the only state
flag that includes the flag
of a foreign country.
Not all state flags