Despite the fact that the United States is one of the best well known flags of the US it is also one of oldest flags of the world. Its current version is red and white horizontal field with blue rectangle at the hoist. with fifty white five-pointed stars evenly spaced on it.
A difficult history of the flag foundation
An interesting fact, but at the time of the adoption of the state-forming American document – “Declaration of independence” (04. 07. 1776) the country de jure had no officially recognized flag.
The need for the private banner, were sharply due to the occurrence of the North American British Colonies into the war for Independence (1775—1783.).
The first prototype for the modern model was the sea trade flag of the ships of the East India Company, with differences in the number of alternating bands and the absence of a “starry blanket”, on the site of which, the British merchant fleet sported a stylized “Union Jack”. The flag didn`t have the same design as we know it now. Initially it had only one star and it was not the symbol of unity but the symbol of the Northern Star. New states were appearing and new stars were added to the flagto reach the final amount of 52.