Portfolio

Filed under Features

Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

Betsy+Ross+sews+the+United+States+flag.+According+to+USHistory.org%2C+the+flag+took+about+one+month+to+be+sewn.
Back to Article
Back to Article

Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

Betsy Ross sews the United States flag. According to USHistory.org, the flag took about one month to be sewn.

Betsy Ross sews the United States flag. According to USHistory.org, the flag took about one month to be sewn.

wikimedia.org

Betsy Ross sews the United States flag. According to USHistory.org, the flag took about one month to be sewn.

wikimedia.org

wikimedia.org

Betsy Ross sews the United States flag. According to USHistory.org, the flag took about one month to be sewn.

Advertisement

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Betsy Ross, born Elizabeth Griscom, knew she had a passion for sewing. This led her to create the famous American flag.

According to history.com, Ross was one of 17 children. Her parents were Rebecca and Samuel Griscom, both Quakers.

Ross met her future husband, John Ross, while apprenticing for an upholsterer. According to biography.com, John Ross was a Anglican, and Quakers were not allowed to marry anyone outside of their religion, however the couple married and started an upholstery business of their own.

In the beginning of the American Revolution, John Ross died due to a gunpowder explosion. Betsy Ross went on to marry twice more.

Ross was approached by George Washington, who told her he wanted her to create the nation’s flag. Honored, Ross accepted the offer.    Ross was not the one to come up with the flag’s design. According to biography.com, her daughter, Rachel Fletcher, stated that a rough draft was made and shown to Ross, however she found some design flaws. Ross changed the six pointed stars to five pointed ones, as well as other technical changes to the flag.

Ross may never have realized that her creation would become an international, recognizable emblem.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Entertainment

    Gelato Grotto provides a variety of flavors to get you through the spring season.

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Bak Photo Gallery

    PHOTOS: Bak’s Green Team reinvigorates beautification efforts

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Bak Photo Gallery

    Best peppermint-flavored foods for all holiday snackers

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Entertainment

    Starbucks has many interesting secret drinks

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Showcase

    Fletch’s fall festival brings clubs together

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Arts & Academics

    Advanced radio teaches students diverse skills

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    News

    New year, new staff: Bak welcomes many new staff members

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Arts & Academics

    Speech and debate team recognized for national award

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    News

    General Elections

  • Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece

    Showcase

    Sixth to eighth grade transfer

Navigate Right
The student news site of Bak Middle School of the Arts
Betsy Ross uses passion to create American masterpiece