Did Betsy Ross designed the American Flag?

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Asked on 2017-12-22 21:14:09

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The answer

Pendulum World wrote on 22nd of December 2017
Oh Yes, she did !


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The story

Elizabeth Griscom Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), née Griscom, also known by her second and third married names, Ashburn and Claypoole, was an American upholsterer who has been credited in the past with making the first American flag. According to Ross family tradition, General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and two members of a congressional committee--Robert Morris and George Ross--visited Mrs. Ross in 1776. Mrs. Ross convinced George Washington to change the shape of the stars in a sketch of a flag he showed her from six-pointed to five-pointed by demonstrating that it was easier and speedier to cut the latter. However, there is no archival evidence or other recorded verbal tradition to substantiate this story of the first American flag. It appears that the story first surfaced in the writings of her grandson in the 1870s (a century after the fact), with no mention or documentation in earlier decades.


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