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  1. the national flag of the United States of America


American Flag was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by Samuel D. Riddle, who owned his sire, Man o' War, he was out of the dam Lady Comfey.

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American flag a.k.a. Flag of the United States: The national flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union. Nicknames for the flag include the "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory", and "The Star-Spangled Banner".

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Google previewThe Mariner's Dictionary, Or American Seaman's Vocabulary of Technical Terms, and Sea Phrases ... Improved from an English Work [i.e. W. F.'s Marine Dictionary]. Illustrated, Etc (1805)

by William FALCONER (Poet.)

The American flag was, by a law of13th Jan. 1794, altered from thirteen to fifteen alternate red and white stripes. The quartering or union, to be fifteen white stars on a blue field. Each of the maritime states of the American Union carry small ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

Five days into the fighting, on February 23, 1945, orders were given that an American flag be raised on Mount Suribachi. Photos were taken of this initial flag raising by Louis R. Lowery. As fate would have it, Secretary of the Navy James ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1996)

Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Materials needed American flag What to do 1 . At circle time show the children the American flag and discuss its significance. Talk about the design of the flag, the stars and strips, the colors and how the first flag was made. 2. Discuss the ways ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

an American flag with a cross shape burned ...

Google previewAmerican Political Culture: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Mark J. Rozell, Ted G. Jelen

Other first amendment cases that have involved the American flag were the instances of two children who, for religious reasons, refused to salute the flag. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the children.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2013)

by Paul Finkelman

The American flag is a powerful symbol that evokes strong emotions in many citizens. As a result, few methods of political protest are as offensive—or as potentially effective at attracting public attention—as flag burning. Although incidents of ...

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When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag. (Huey Long)
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