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Transcript: Should burning the American flag after it has touched the ground be legal or illegal? I believe this should be illegal because it is more disrespectful to put the symbol of our nation in flames. There's rules to follow in displaying the flag and even folding the flag. In 1923 a set of rules were adopted by representatives of patriotic and civic organizations. In 1942 the U.S. Congress issued a resolution, approved by the President, becoming the official code of etiquette for the United States flag. It is disrespectful to let the American flag touch the ground, so if it does, some people think the solution is to burn it. What would our Forefathers think if they saw the American flag burning? The American flag is a symbol of our strength and freedom. Terrorists tried their best to destroy us on 9/11 by crashing into the twin towers, so when I think of a burning flag I picture 9/11. Our enemies are the ones who want us to fail, so why would Americans want to burn their own flag if we fight those who try to do the same? June 14th, 1777 Congress established the first United States flag. Betsy Ross made the first stars and stripes for General George Washington. There was no official flag etiquette until the 20th century, and although there was no code established, I can't imagine how he would feel seeing his flag burn. George Washington is just as much a symbol of this nation as the flag is. As American citizens I do not think it is anyone's intention to disrespect the Flag of the United States of America. If it happens to touch the ground, we should just brush it off and fly our flag high. How can you burn a trademark of America that you say a pledge to? People may think of this as a 'cremation' of the flag, however, as Americans whenever the flag, or country, falls it is our duty to pick it back up and rise again. Why please terrorists? What would they think if they saw the American flag burning? What would you think if you saw the American flag burning? It has been said that when the flag is worn out it should be destroyed in a dignified way. In defining the proper handling of the flag it says the preferred destruction is by burning. However, in 1989 the U.S. supreme court ruled that the burning of the flag as a form of protest is protected by the Constitution. In 1923 the flag was referred to as "my flag," then "the Flag of the United States." In 1924 "of America" was added. “This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation. The choices are ours. It floats in majestic silence above the hosts that execute those choices, whether in peace or in war. And yet, though silent, it speaks to us — speaks to us of the past, or the men and women who went before us, and of the records they wrote upon it." -President Woodrow Wilson The Flag of the United States of America

American Flag Presentation

Transcript: Betsy Ross made the first flag in 1776, This flag was designed in 1777 as a 13 flag star in a 3-2-3-2-3 formation In June 1777, this flag was created with stars in a circular design, very similar to the Betsy Ross flag. This is the 15 star and 15 striped flag after Kentucky and Vermont were added as states. This flag was created in 1795 In 1818, a flag with 20 stars and 13 stripes were created after 5 more states were admitted to the United States. At this point, the flag will only change the number of stars added; the number of stripes (13) will stay the same for the rest of the future designs. Illinois was created as a state in 1818, so another star was added to the flag (21 stars). This is an 1820 flag design with 23 stars. This 1822 flag was created after Missouri became a state Arkansas then became a state on June 15, 1836. On Jan 26, 1837, Michigan became a state. Then Florida became a state on March 3, 1845 On December 29, 1845, Texas became a state adding another star to the flag. Iowa then was added to the United States, adding another flag in 1846. Wisconsin was then added to the US in 1848 In 1850, California was added as a state Minnesota was then added to the US Oregon was then added to the list of states, 34 star flag created after Kansas was admitted (1861) In 1863, West Virginia was added making a 35 star flag. A 36 flag star design was proposed because Nevada was added to the list of states in 1864 When Nebraska was admitted (1867), a 37 star design was made Colorado was admitted to the US in 1876, making a 38 star design. North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Washington became states, making a 43 star flag Wyoming was then added to the list of states on July 10th, 1890. This flag had 44 flags. In the early 1896, Utah was admitted as a state. In 1907, Oklahoma was added to the the United States, making a 46 star design. Within a month of each other, New Mexico and Arizona formed. A 48 star flag was designed Alaska was added to the list of states on January 3, 1959. And finally, Hawaii was added on August 21, 1959 making our current 50 star flag! FLAG HISTORY American Flag Time Line AMERICAN The Of In 1777, a 13 star flag was proposed. It had a 3 - 2- -3 - 2 - 3 formation of the stars. The first American Flag was sewn by Betsy Ross in May of 1776.

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