Are there some
basic patterns in flags that occur over and
Who decides what
each new flag should look like?
US flag had 13 stars arranged in a circle, along with
13 stripes. In 1795, when Kentucky and Vermont were added
to the original 13 US states, the flag featured 15 stars
and 15 stripes. When more states
were added, however, the designers returned to 13 stripes.
Why do you think this happened?