Was there a US flag with 49 stars?

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Was there a US flag with 49 stars?

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answered Oct 11, 2022 by 2dompos (6,120 points)
There was a US flag with 49 stars because in January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10798 establishing the design of the 49-star flag.

Then on July 4, 1959, the 49 start flag was first officially raised over Fort McHenry National Historic Site with Secretary of the Interior Fred A. Seaton presiding.

The original American flag is located among the most treasured artifacts in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

The person who made the first American Flag was Betsy Ross.

Betsy Ross was paid a large amount of money on May 29th 1777 by the Pennsylvania State navy Board for making flags.

Then on June 14th 1777 Congress adopted the stars and stripes as the official national flag.

After that Betsy Ross continued to make flags over over 50 years and most of those were through Government contracts.

America was founded on July 4th 1776.

This is why we celebrate July 4th.

On the date of July 2nd 1776 Congress had voted to declare independence from Great Britain.

And on July 4th 1776 Congress voted to accept the declaration of Independence which marked July 4th as Independence Day.

The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean.

Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC.

Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for film making.

On September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America.

This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general use.

We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first.

Five hundred years before Columbus, a daring band of Vikings led by Leif Eriksson set foot in North America and established a settlement.

Before 1492, modern-day Mexico, most of Central America, and the southwestern United States comprised an area now known as Meso or Middle America.

The Thirteen British Colonies in North America were the first to break away from the monarchy through a successful revolution.

These colonies were the beginning of the current nation United States of America.

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