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Who-was-Betsy-Ross

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									Who was Betsy Ross?
          Biography
Elizabeth Griscom
January 1, 1752 – January 30,
 1836
8th of 17 children
the Quaker family
                    First flag
   The Grand Union Flag
  (the First National Flag)

          BUT !
  never any official status

        used in the
American Revolutionary War
The Flag Resolution of 1777
  On June 14, 1777, the Marine Committee of
  the Second Continental Congress:

    “Resolved, That the flag of the
   United States be thirteen stripes,
   alternate red and white; that the
   union be thirteen stars, white in a
     blue field, representing a new
             Constellation. ”
The Betsy Ross flag
           motifs of
            alternating red-
            and-white striped
            field with white
            stars in a blue
            canton


           the five-pointed
            stars in a circle
                Request



Robert             George      George
Morris            Washington    Ross



         Betsy Ross in her
         upholstery house
Request
     "I do not know,
     but I will try."
           the stars:
   six points to five points

    how to do it with one
      snip of scissors

            agreed
House
  a sign on the outside
     which read:


   "First Flag of
       the US
    Made in this
       House."
    Why historians believe
      it could be so:
 George Ross, a member of the Flag
  committee, was the uncle of Betsy's
  late husband, John.

 It was common for upholsterers to
  take up other forms of work during
  wartime.
    Why historians believe
      it could be so:
 They were no longer getting their
  regular upholstery work, so many
  upholsterers made money by making
  tents, uniforms, and flags for the
  soldiers.
 On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid
  a large sum of money from the
  Pennsylvania State Navy Board for
  making flags.
    How did it come to us?
 1870
 her grandson William Canby
 speech to the Historical Society of
  Pennsylvania
 Canby swore         he heard the
  story from Betsy's own mouth.
               Nowadays
 Visit
 Hours
 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Wednesday - Sunday in
  January and February.
 Suggested Admission
 $3 adults/seniors
 $2 children 12 and
  under/students
 Audio Tour
 $5 (includes admission)
Thank you for attention!
Sources:
 http://www.betsyrosshouse.org/
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_t
  he_United_States
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_R
  oss_flag

								
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