Even though most of us spent 30 seconds every day during our childhood pledging allegiance to the flag, many don't know how it came to be. It turns out, our red, white and blue symbol of freedom has gone through many changes over the years and has tons of people to credit for it becoming the staple it is today.More
The first one was known as "The Continental Colors" and was used at the time of our Declaration of Independence in July 1776. Instead of stars, it featured a mini version of the British flag.
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing for the new nation, which stated: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."