The American Flag

Video Segment |03:30

The American Flag

Video Segment |03:30

Discusses the creation of the American flag and the meaning behind its symbols. Explains the origins of the Revolutionary War and the conflicts between the Thirteen Colonies and the government of England. The American flag has thirteen red and white stripes to symbolize the colonies. It originally had thirteen stars for the same reason, and they were meant to represent a new constellation. Legend says that Betsy Ross was the first person to sew the flag. On June 14th, 1777 congress passed a resolution naming it the official flag of the United States. The current flag as we know it was adopted in 1959 when Hawaii became a state.


©2016 Mazzarella Educational Media| Grade(s) 3-5, 6-8

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  • American flag
  • Betsy Ross
  • Britain
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  • Revolutionary War
  • symbols
  • United States of America

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