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    American History – The Evolution and Meaning of the Flag

    The American flag has been a symbol of strength and unification since 1777. It has been changed more than 20 times over several years. The changes that have been made have not compromised the powerful symbolism of the flag that citizens link to its origin. The flag remains as iconic as it was in the past. Colonial Flag The initial colonial flag that resembles the current flag was known as the Grand Union. It was characterized by 13 stripes that alternated red and white shades to represent thirteen colonies. The blue field was situated at the corner on the upper left-hand side with a red and white cross. It was…