Betsy Ross and the Flag Web Links
The Betsy Ross House
- Betsy Ross House A Revolutionary Woman, an American Icon. The official site of the historic location.
Oral HistoryAs the history of Betsy Ross and the sewing of the first flag relies in large measure on oral history, as sworn to by affadavits from her daughter and other relatives in the 19th century, serious students of history need to be acquainted with the current standing of oral history in the historic community.
Flag links on the internet
- The status of the United States American flag. Should I fly the U.S. flag at half staff today?
- FOTW Flags of the World (FOTW) is the Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags). Here you can read more than 18,000 pages about flags and view more than 31,000 images of flags.
- Flags of the World Database
- Facts About the U.S. Flag from the London Embassy, U.S. Department of State, stating in their FAQ: "Betsy Ross, made the first flag."
- Military Salute A well organized listing of flag-related information.
- National Flag Foundation The Foundation's mission is to teach the youth of America respect for the Flag, pride in country, and responsible citizenship. National Flag Foundation is — The Voice of Flag Education.
- NAVA The North American Vexillological Association
- The 13 Stars and Stripes: A Survey of 18th Century Images
- Flag Glossary
- USA Flag Site American Flag information and patriotic pictures.
- World Flag Database
- Moland House in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the American Flag was said to have first flown over American troops.
- Vane Scott has an orchestrated and lively history of the American flag. His homepage lists his appearances and offers a video tape of his presentation.
- Flag Manufacturers Association of America and its "Certified Made in the USA" program for US flags
There is an active and emotionally charged debate about the Flag Desecration amendment to the Constitution.
- Against the Amendment: This page starts with a virtual burning of the American flag (no flag was harmed in the creation of the page). It contains a full discussion of the proposed Amendment as abridgement of First Amendment, freedom of expression, rights.
Other ushistory.org Links