The History of the American Flag
The American flag stands a symbol of justice and freedom for over 225 years. Through wars and in the time of peace, the sight of the American flag has paid special notice to foes and assurances to people that democracy lives. The American flag was designed to represent the unions of the 13 original states. It has 13 stripes, 13 stars. Previously each colony had its flags. The declaration of independence made this resolution necessary. In 1818, after some changes in the design, the U.S. Congress decided to retain the flag's original 13 stripes and new starts to reflect every new state that entered the union.
She is known for designing and sewing the first American flag. This flag was different from the flags we have today. Her flag consisted of red and white stripes but instead of having 50 stars it had a total of 13 stars making a circle in the blue area. At this time there were only 13 states and each star represented a state just like our 50 stars today represent our 50 states.