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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 previewEncyclopedia of American Folklore (2006)

by Linda S. Watts

According to the popular myth, a Philadelphia seamstress named Betsy Ross, recently widowed, was commissioned by no less than Geroge Washington to create the first American flag. On this basis, Ross has taken on mythic importance in ...

Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture by Gladys L. Knight

Suribachi and raise the American flag. The flag was up by mid-morning. The flag raising was an emotional and ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending Issues, 1789–2015, 4th Edition [2 volumes] (2015)

by John R. Vile

Desecrating the American Flag: Key Documents of the Controversy from the Civil War to 1995. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War (2013)

A Political, Social, and Military History

forces had secured the area; the American flag was hoisted above Sonoma that very day. Anxious to participate in other offensives against the Mexicans, Ide enlisted as a private with Captain ...

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