Document for January 13th:
"An act making an alteration in the Flag of the United States"
Approved by President George Washington on January 13, 1794, this act called for the Flag of the United States to have fifteen stripes and fifteen stars, reflecting the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. Faced with the admission of five more states in 1818, the flag design would return to the original thirteen stripes.
More about Flag Designs at Designs for Democracy...
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