Betsy Ross was Boss
Vote for the Most Valuable Woman of the Revolutionary war!
Born in Philadelphia on January 1, 1752
She is also known as, Elizabeth Ashburn & Elizabeth Claypoole Also known as: Elizabeth Ashburn & Elizabeth Claypoole
Passed away in Philadelphia onJanuary 30, 1836
Accomplishments in the Revolutionary War;
1. George Washington requested her to make the first American Flag.
2. She put 13 stars on the flag to represent the original 13 colonies.
3. Betsy worked in the upholstery business repairing uniforms/making tents/blankets.
4. After her last husband died, she worked in the upholstery for 10 more years during the war.
8. It approximately took one month to complete the American Flag. Betsy was asked to make the flag in early May of 1776, and had it finished by the end of May or the beginning of June.
Other Accomplishments of Betsy Ross;
5. The design that Betsy Ross was the first to sew for the United States was officially adopted by Congress on June 14, 1777.
6.The United States celebrated the 200th anniversary of her birthday with a postage stamp being made in her honor in 1952.
7. Betsy and John Ross lived in the house that she sewed the first flag in from 1773 to 1786.
9. A bridge in Philadelphia is named after Betsy in her honor!
10. She saved many historical items from the British during the War of 1812