It is considered the symbol of freedom and rights guaranteed to all American citizens by the Constitution and the “Charter of Rights”, and is an emblem of personal and individual freedom. And this was precisely the idea that inspired the Congress of the United States of America when it decided to adopt the famous one Stars and stripes, the stars and stripes flag which is still the most important identification sign of the States. It was the June 14, 1777. Initially it was inspired by the flag of the English East India Company, but the initial version included in the dial the flag of the United Kingdom and on the side 13 horizontal stripes, of which 7 red and 6 white, a number that represented that of the English colonies that rebelled against the motherland. The part of stripes, the stripes, remained unchanged over time, while from 1787 the blue dial dotted with stars was used, the number of which was updated from time to time with the acquisition of new states.
The last change occurred in 1960, with the entry of the Hawaii which raised the number of states of the confederation to 50. According to Flag Act of 1818, it was established that every update of the flag was carried out on July 4th in Philadelphia, that is the city where the Declaration of independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. The national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner, composed by Francis Scott Key, was inspired by the meaning and design of the stars and stripes flag. The American flag waved in battle for the first time at Cooch’s Bridge, Maryland on September 3, 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. The designer of the current 50-star flag was Robert G. Heft.
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