Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Twisting History

In the early years of the United States, they added a star AND a stripe to the flag for each new state.

What would the flag look like if they had continued that practice up to the present?

(PS:. ooops... my flag has 51 stripes and 46 stars.  However, I'll bet you don't know, without looking, how many rows of how many stars there actually are.

The answer is five rows of six and four rows of five, to make fifty. Drag your cursor over the blanks to see the answer.)

 

4 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

it would have been an interesting design; got to say I like the way our flag looks now. Something to think about though

betty

bamawmn46 said...

I guess we still do add a star for each state, but we've not added a state in about 47 years, give or take months.....  I don't like the mini-stripes... hurts my eyes!  hehe...
Jackie

elleme2 said...

It'a an interesting design--I rather like it.  But I also like the official one, combining history and more current events.  Thirteen stripes for the original thirteen colonies and the appropriate number of stars for the expanding republic.

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