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FLAGS OF THE UNITED STATES
 
Year
Flag 
Info
1776
Grand Union Flag
January 1 - The Grand Union flag is displayed on Prospect Hill. It has 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner (the canton).

1776

May - Betsy Ross reports that she sewed the first American flag.
1777
13-starred Flag
June 14 - Continental Congress adopts the following: 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.(stars represent Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island)
1795
15-starred Flag
Flag with 15 stars and 15 stripes (Vermont, Kentucky)
1818
20-starred Flag
Flag with 20 stars and 13 stripes (it remains at 13 hereafter) (Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi)
1819
21-starred Flag
Flag with 21 stars (Illinois)
1820
23-starred Flag
Flag with 23 stars (Alabama, Maine)
first flag on Pikes Peak.
1822
24-starred Flag
Flag with 24 stars (Missouri)
1836
25-starred Flag
Flag with 25 stars (Arkansas)
1837
26-starred Flag
Flag with 26 stars (Michigan)
1845
27-starred Flag
Flag with 27 stars (Florida)
1846
28-starred Flag

Flag with 28 stars (Texas)

1847
29-starred Flag
Flag with 29 stars (Iowa)
1848
30-starred Flag
Flag with 30 stars (Wisconsin)
1851
31-starred Flag
Flag with 31 stars (California)
1858
32-starred Flag
Flag with 32 stars (Minnesota)
1859
33-starred Flag
Flag with 33 stars (Oregon)
1861
34-starred Flag
Flag with 34 stars; (Kansas)
Note: Even after the South seceded from the Union, President Lincoln would not allow any stars to be removed from the flag.
1861 - 1863
First National Confederate States of America Flag

First National Confederate States of America Flag "Stars and Bars"

• first Confederate States of America Flag adopted in Montgomery, Alabama

1861 - 1865
Confederate States of America Battle Flag
Confederate States of America Battle Flag
1861 - 1865
Confederate Flag
The "Confederate Flag", a 20th century combination of the Battle Flag's colors with the Second Navy Jack's design, despite its never having historically represented the CSA as a nation, has become a widely recognized symbol of the South.
1863
35-starred Flag
Flag with 35 stars (West Virginia)
1863 - 1865
Second National Confederate States of America Flag
Second National Confederate States of America Flag
1865
36-starred Flag
Flag with 36 stars (Nevada)
1865
Third National Confederate States of America Flag
Third National Confederate States of America Flag
1867
37-starred Flag
Flag with 37 stars (Nebraska)
1877
38-starred Flag
Flag with 38 stars (Colorado)
1889
Flag with 39 stars that never was! Flag manufacturers believed that the two Dakotas would be admitted as one state and so manufactured this flag, some of which still exist. It was never an official flag.
1890
43-starred Flag
Flag with 43 stars (North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho)
1891
44-starred Flag
Flag with 44 stars (Wyoming)
1896
45-starred Flag
Flag with 45 stars (Utah)
1908
46-starred Flag
Flag with 46 stars (Oklahoma)
1912
48-starred Flag
Flag with 48 stars (New Mexico, Arizona)
1959
49-starred Flag
Flag with 49 stars (Alaska)
1960
Present Day 50-starred Flag
Flag with 50 stars (Hawaii)
????
Proposed 51-starred Flag
Proposed flag with 51 stars, to be used if a 51st state is added.
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