The Little Rebel- Betsy Ross
BY: Mariya Perry & Makayla Mason
Name of individual: Betsy Ross
When born: January 1, 1752
Where born: Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
When died: January 30,1836
Parents(Samuel and Rebecca Griscom)
Siblings- 16 siblings
Mother was a teacher at a Quaker school
Attend Quaker schools
Learned sewing and other crafts common in her day.
Friends public school
Apprentice to a upholster
Upholstery(made flags as part of her business)
Was apart of the Quaker religion
1st husband John Ross (wasn't Quaker)
Expelled from her Quaker meetings
Owned her own family business
Has a bridge named after her in Philadelphia
Her husband died guarding for the revolutionary resistance
She was married three times
Gave business to her daughter when she died
british or colonist
Role played in the Revolution
Made the flags and battle flags
Major actions the betsy was involved in
Created the first untied states of America flag
Made-battle flags during revolutionary war
Helped nurse both British soldiers
Stayed inside her house while Americans where fighting on the streets
Made dresses for loyalist women (women who were loyal to England)
Repaired the uniforms of British soldiers
Secretly sent badly needed food, Medicine, and clothing to American soldiers nearby Valley Forge
Beliefs/Ideas of this person that influenced the revolution
She suggested using the more easily made five-pointed stars instead of six stars
The familiar stars and stripes with the stars formed in a circle Betsy even influenced the design of this iconic flag
Congress chose Betsy's design of this iconic flag and she embarked on a flag making business for the government for the next 50 years
Made the first flag of the united states of America
When the continental army suffered at valley Forge She would sneak food over to them.
Role played after the Revolution
Married John Claypoole and had two daughters.
Joined the society of free Quakers.
Loss most of her family to the yellow fever.
Kept making flags for states that asked her to.