The American flag is mostly hyped by the Americans. Hardly any population in any other country exudes such patriotism as the Americans do. Visitors report countless flags displayed on the houses and on the roadside and can only marvel at the prevailing patriotism there. You can also see one or the other flag here in the country. However, the Germans cannot prove such a bond with the flag. There are also people here in the country who have discovered the American flag for themselves.
Do you actually know how many stars the American flag has? The flag is known for the Stars and Stripes, but only a few know what it is actually all about and the story behind it. The flag has a story to tell, it is full of symbolism and reflects the making of America today.
At the end of the 18th century there were numerous revolutionary flags from a total of 13 different colonies. Today's American state flag is made up of the flag structures of that time. The Stars and Stripes flag was designed in 1776. It was designed by then Congressman Francis Hopkins shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was not until a year later, in 1777, that this flag was officially declared the American flag.To this day, it is the symbol of the many patriots in the country.
How many stars does the Stars and Stripes flag of America have?
Among Americans, the flag is also called the Star Spangled Banner. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies, the 13 founding states of America. We find exactly 6 red and 7 white stripes on the flag. There are 50 stars in all on the American flag. Each star symbolizes a state. The flag as we know it today has existed since August 21, 1959, because on this day another star was added to the dark blue box on the upper left edge of the flag. On that day Hawaii's accession was sealed and since then the flag has featured 50 stars. There are always as many stars on the flag as there are states in the country. The number of stars has varied throughout history. The American flag has remained the same since Hawaii joined in 1959.
As already mentioned, the flag has a total of 13 red and white stripes, each symbolizing a founding colony
The 13th Founding colonies include:
- Massachusetts Bay
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Rhode Island
Anyone who goes to America today will be amazed and almost overwhelmed by the mass of flags. In hardly any other country is patriotism so important. Almost every American has a national flag at home and likes to hang it in the front yard or on the flagpole at the house to openly present their solidarity and love for the country. Patriotism is part of the population in the country and it is simply impossible to imagine life without it. Look out for the many flags on the houses and front yards if you should be visiting the USA.