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The Legend of Betsy Ross


Almost everyone knows the legend of Betsy Ross and her design of the stars and stripes that became the American flag.

It was usual in that day for upholsterers to be flag makers. As Betsy Ross prayed in the pew next to George Washington and had already sewn buttons for him, and she was a niece of George Ross, it is not exceptional that these members of the Flag Committee formed by the Continental Congress would call upon Betsy Ross to make the flag.

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