The US Flag in the 18th Century

1 May 1707 The Acts of Union take effect, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain and the making the red, white, and blue King’s Colors its flag. This flag and its Red Ensign variant were influential in American flag-making. 21 September 1737 American civil servant and likely designer of the 13-star flag Francis Hopkinson born in Philadelphia.  He famously […]

What If There Were No Third Flag Act?

Blog post by Scott Mainwaring On April 4, 1818 the US Congress enacted the following: An Act to establish the flag of the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress Assembled, That from and after the fourth day of July next, the flag of […]