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HISTORICAL STARS & STRIPES

Posted on 17th Jan 2013 @ 4:41 PM

 

HISTORICAL STARS & STRIPES

 

There are 27 legal flags that have flown throughout our history.  By law a star is added to the U.S. flag on the 4th of July following the admission of a State(s) to the Union.  No U.S. flag is ever obsolete; therefore, it is always a legal flag and may be flown at anytime.

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The thirteen star flag pictured above is the first official U.S. flag.  President George Washington, with no party affiliation, began his term and served as President of the United States under this flag.

The States that brought about the Star/Field change were Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.

 

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The fifteen star flag was the 2nd official flag of the U.S.  George Washington, with no party affiliation, John Adams, a Federalist, Thomas Jefferson, a Democrat - Republican, James Madison, a Democrat - Republican, and James Monroe, a Democrat - Republican, served all or part of their terms as president of the United States under the 15 star flag.

Kentucky and Vermont were admitted into the Union in 1795 and brought the number of stars to 15.

 

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James Monroe, a Democrat, served his two terms as President of the United States under these flags.

The 20 star flag was created to honor the statehood of Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.  The stars were increased by one addition for the statehood of Illinois.  Alabama and Maine were the next states admitted to the Union thus two stars were added for a total of 23 stars.

 

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James Monroe, a Democrat - Republican, served the latter part of his second term as President of the United States under this flag.  John Quincy Adams, a Democrat - Republican, served his one term and Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, served his two term under this flag.

The 24th star was added on July 4th for the admission of the state of Missouri.

 

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Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, served the last year of his 2nd term and Martin Van Buren, a Democrat, served as President of the United States under this star.

The 25th star was added for the admission to statehood for Arkansas.

 

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Martin Van Buren, a Democrat, served as President of the United States under this flag.  William Henry Harrison, a member of the Whig party, served part of his first year of his term before death.  John Tyler, a member of the Whig party, served out that term under this flag.

Michigan was admitted to statehood and the 26th star was added.

 

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James Knox Polk, a Democrat, served the first year of his term as President of the United States under this flag.

Florida was admitted to the Union in 1845.

 

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James Knox Polk, a Democrat, served the remainder of his term under the above flags.

Texas was admitted in 1846, Iowa in 1847 and Wisconsin in 1848 resulting in a new star being added on the 4th of July in each of the three years

 

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Zachary Taylor, a member of the Whig party, served one year of his term before death under this flag.  Millard Filmore, a member of the Whig party, served one year under this flag after taking over as president to serve out Taylor's full term.

 

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Franklin Pierce, a Democrat, served a four year term as President of the United States under this flag.  James Buchanan, a Democrat, served the first year of his term under this same flag.

California was the state admitted to the Union in 1851 that brought an additional star and a new flag

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James Buchanan, a Democrat, served his term as president under this flag

Minnesota was accepted into statehood and a star was added.

 

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James Buchanan, a Democrat, served out the final two years of his term as president under this flag.

Oregon became a state adding another star on the 4th of July.

 

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Abraham Lincoln, a Union party member, served the first two years of his term during the Civil War under this flag.

Kansas became a state adding yet another star.

 

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Abraham Lincoln, a Union party member, served the final two years of his term until his assassination under this flag.

West Virginia was accepted into statehood which added the 35th star.

 

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Andrew Johnson, a Union party member, served the first two years of his term as President of the United States under this flag.

Nevada was admitted to statehood and a new star was added on the 4th of July 1865.

 

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Andrew Johnson, a Union party member, served out the remainder of his term as president under this flag.  Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, served his two terms under this flag.

Nebraska entered statehood and one star was added.

 

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Rutherford B. Hayes, a Republican, James A. Garfield, a Republican, Chester A. Arthur, a Republican, Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, served all or part of their terms as President of the United States.

Colorado was admitted to the Statehood and another star was added.

 

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Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, served under this flag.

The states of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Washington were all admitted to Statehood adding five stars.

 

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Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, and Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, who was elected for a second term in 1892 served under this flag.

Wyoming was admitted to statehood adding another star to the flag.

 

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Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, William McKinley, a Republican, and Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican, served all or part of their terms as President of the United States.

Utah was the 45th stated admitted to the Union.

 

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Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican, and William Howard Taft, a Republican, served part or all of the term under this flag.

Oklahome was admitted into statehood and a new star was added on July 4th 1908

 

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Begining with William Howard Taft, the following presidents served under this flag.  Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, Warren G. Harding, a Republican, Calvin Coolidge, a Republican, Herbert Hoover, a Republican, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a Democrat, Harry S. Truman, a Democrat, and Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican all served under this flag.

Arizona and New Mexico were admitted to the Union causing the addition of two stars.

 

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Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, served the last year of his term under this flag.

Alaska became a state adding one more star.

 

 

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John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, began his term and served until his death under this flag.   Subsequent presidents to serve under this flag were Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat, Richard M. Nixon, a Republican, Gerald Ford, a Republican, James Earl Carter, a Democrat, Ronald Reagan, a Republican, George Herbert Walker Bush, a Republican, William Jefferson Clinton, a Democrat, George W. Bush, a Republican.  Barak H. Obama, a Democrat,  serves under this 50 Star flag today.

Hawaii was the final state to enter the Union in 1959 and thus the final star was added.

 

                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

 

 

 

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James Buchanan served three years of his entire term as President of the United States under these flags.

Minnesota was admitted into statehood thus a star was added in 1858.  Oregon was the next state to be admitted and another star was added in 1859.

 

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Abraham Lincoln served as president during the Civil War under this flag.

Kansas was admitted to statehood and a star was added on the 4th of July.

 

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Abraham Lincoln served out his term until his death by assassination under this flag.  Andrew Johnson began his term under this flag.

West Virginia was admitted to statehood.

 

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Andrew Johnson served the first years of his presidency under this flag.

Nevada was admitted to the Union bringing the number of stars to thirty-six.

 

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Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant served their terms as President of the United States under this flag.

Nebraska joined the Union and another star was added.