Betsy Ross

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American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)

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For Republicans the top choice is Betsy Ross, while Democrats are most likely to suggest Rosa Parks and Independents most strongly favor Harriet Tubman.
The Betsy Ross design had stars with five points (like today) but arranged in a circle, a bit like the European Union flag.
The author says these three "defining issues" are "constantly being deconstructed": (1) Betsy Ross didn't sew the first flag.
A review of the territory: The legend of Betsy Ross as the first embroiderer of the American flag was originally brought to light in 1870, when one of her grandsons, William J.
Visitors to "the city of brotherly love" often tour Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and homes of historic figures such as Edgar Allan Poe, Betsy Ross and Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
In the category of Built Design: Preservation, JCJ Architecture, in association with Barkin Associates Architects, was recognized for the Betsy Ross Magnet School and Parish Hall Performing Arts Center in New Haven.
If Betsy Ross is said to have made the first flag, write J in space 14.
They include Betsy Ross, the maker of the first US flag, Samuel Milton Jones, a factory reformer, and Lewis Evans who mapped northern states in 1749, not to mention the scores of presidents, Hollywood actors, millionaires, frontiersmen and dozens of other professions.
Elected officials including Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made the list, along with Betsy Ross and Albert Einstein.
Legend has it Betsy Ross taught George Washington how to .
Fagdom's Betsy Ross, Gilbert Baker, a "self-described 'flaming queen' by age three," designed the rainbow flag in 1978, but due to technical problems (an initial eight-color design could not be commercially fabricated because hot pink was at that time unavailable for mass production) it wasn't unfurled until a year later, in honor of Harvey Milk and in peaceful protest of the light sentencing of his assassin, Twinkie-eater Dan White.
The forum is vintage Mayo, assures Peggy Moore, principal of Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and vice president of the School Administrators' Union.
Some believe it refers to a frontiersman's rifle often known as Old Betsy or Betsy Ross, who sewed the first American flag, but neither link has been proved so it remains a mystery.
Martha Savage, Betsy Ross Arts Magnet, New Haven, CT