Creator of the first American Flag
Childhood, Betsy's early years
Corn was a crop that was grown in the colonist's farms.
George Washington leading his troops to war.
Betsy Ross sewing the American Flag
Betsy Ross is busy sewing the American Flag for George Washington and the colonists.
Childhood, Betsy's school
Betsy Ross's first job
Betsy Ross shows the flag to George Washington
Making the First Flag
Life with War
Betsy's third husband
Additional thoughts and Inferences
Compare and Contrast: The First American Flag and the American Flag today
There are many differences and similarities between the first American flag sewn by Betsy Ross, and the American Flag today. One difference between the flags is that the first American flag only has 13 stars, representing the 13 states, while the American flag today has 50 stars, representing the 50 states. Another difference would be that the stars on the first America flag are arranged in a circle pattern, while the stars on the American flag today are spread out across the blue field. A similarity is that both flags have the same colors as each other. Even though these two flags have differences, they both represent America's freedom.
Carpenter- a person who makes and repairs wooden objects and structures.
Quaker- a member of the religious society of friends, a Christian movement devoted to peaceful principles.
Revolutionary War- the war for American independence from Great Britain, 1775-1783
Tragic- causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow.
Upholstery- soft padded textile covering that is fixed to furniture such as armchairs and sofas OR the art or practice of fitted padded coverings to chairs or sofas.
Widow- a woman who has lost her spouse by death and has not yet remarried.