The story began when three representatives of the Continental Congress, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross (uncle of Betsy Ross), visited her Philadelphia upholstery shop in 1776 to discuss making a new design for an American flag.
The original design was set out by George Washington according to General Washington’s ideas. He wanted a star configuration with six points to remind everyone that each state was united together under one nation.
One version of this legend indicates that it was actually Betsy Ross herself who proposed this design – a design which eventually went on to represent all fifty states within America since its conception over 200 years ago in 1776.
She completed it with precision and speed as scissors were unknown at that time in colonial America; she had no machine tools but only used hand-sewing techniques combined with threads she had available from her upholstery business.
Her skillful work combined with pieces of cloth produced a very attractive flag bringing life to what later become known as ‘Old Glory’ or simply ‘the american national flag’ today – located proudly waving over government buildings or events such as sports arenas across United States’ territory ever since then.
Betsy Ross is a true patriot whose name lives on in history textbooks today because of her important contribution to symbolising the United States’ quest for independence from Britain back in 1776.
Throughout her lifetime not only was she successful un business but also lived through another career trajectory when providing supplies for revolutionary soldiers during wartime emergency situations – especially supplying blankets during Winter Camps between 1777-1778 (aged around 27).
Although there may be rival opinions about being involved within such an honourable part of US history, there can be no denying that without Betsy rich creativity towards designing stars on flags would never have even been introduced;
pridefully continuing existence as an iconic legacy nowadays inspiring future generations untied under one common ancestral background nationwide!
The Birthplace of Our Flag: Betsy Ross
The widely accepted credit for creating the original American Flag goes to a Philadelphia seamstress named Betsy Ross.
According to legend, Ross was approached by George Washington in 1776 on behalf of a secret congressional committee (including Thomas Jefferson) with a design that included thirteen stars in a circular pattern.
Although there is no conclusive evidence substantiating this claim, it remains an important part of our nation’s history.
More Stars & Stripes: Francis Hopkinson
In May 1780, Francis Hopkinson wrote to Congress claiming credit for designing the real first Stars and Stripes banner.
He submitted sketches that included seven white stripes alternating with six red stripes and six-pointed stars arranged in staggered rows within the blue canton corner field or “union.”
This became known as The Hopkinson Flag but was quickly replaced due to concerns about incorrect placement and lack of tenacity from unseen UV rays which caused fading after long bouts of sun exposure.
Successive Flags: Executive Order No. 10834
The modern version we know today was first ordered by President Harry S Truman via executive order No. 10834 on June 24th, 1912 which established proportions (10×19)and standardized colors for all subsequent US flags; white stands for purity and innocence.
red symbolizes hardiness valor, while blue represents vigilance justice perseverance honesty loyalty faithfulness and devotion — values attributed to all American citizens — then present now future generations forward onto eternity!
Adding More Stars: Happening On July 4th Of Each Year
Since 1959 any new state admitted into union requires one additional star added into their respective section(s) within existing fifty stars constellation patterns thereof specified by Executive Order No 10294 dated January 3RD 1961.
These updates occur yearly during fourth day celebrations with current 48 states being represented total fourty-eight stars thus far at year end 2020!