History of the American Flag
Flags of the American Revolution
The history of the earliest flags adopted by our colonial and Revolutionary forebears, including the Pine Tree "Appeal to Heaven" flag, Fort Moultrie flag, Culpeper flag, and Rhode Island Regiment flag.
Gadsden Flag History
How did the rattlesnake become a symbol of American independence? Here's the fascinating history of the most famous Dont Tread on Me flag.
First Navy Jack History
The story of the second most famous Dont Tread on Me rattlesnake flag. This flag is especially popular right now, since the U.S. Navy has ordered all ships to fly the First Navy Jack during the War on Terrorism.
Grand Union American Flag
The first American flag to have any resemblance to the present Stars and Stripes.
Stars and Stripes
The origin of the stars and stripes.
The Number of Stars
Here's how we came to add one star for each state, but leave 13 stripes to symbolize the original colonies.
Betsy Ross Flag
Betsy Ross and her 13-star American flag.
Star Spangled Banner
The Star Spangled Banner created by Mary Pickersgill that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key.
Other American Historical Flags
More on The Fort Moultrie, Green Mountain Boys, Rhode Island Regiment, Commodore Perry, Bennington, and Cavalry Guidon flags.
U.S. State Flags
American Flags and Merchandise
Buy an American Flag
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T-Shirts & Sweatshirts
Here are T-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, frisbees, mousepads, etc., etc., that proudly display the American flag, the 13-star "Betsy Ross" flag, the Gadsden "Don't Tread on Me", and Navy Jack "Don't Tread on Me". These are all from high-quality flag images that I created myself.
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American Flag Posters
A nice selection of American flag art prints and posters.
Amazon.com Flag Books
Click to this link to automatically search for all the American flag-related books currently available from Amazon.com.