Category Flag in Focus

The Pledge of Allegiance

flags in classrooms

Classroom flags and the Pledge of Allegiance The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). It was originally published in The Youth’s Companion on September 8, 1892. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would…

The 1901 Maine Flag

The Maine 1901 Flag - Pine Tree and Lone North Star

A Flag from the Past & Future? The flag of the U.S. state of Maine from 1901 to 1909 was the first official flag to be used to represent the state other than its militia; it was later replaced by a more standard military-style flag…

The Gadsden Flag

The traditional Gadsden Flag design - Don't Tread on Me
The Gadsden Flag has become a popular sign for Americans expressing dissent toward government policies. In particular, it has seen a resurgence with what has become known as the "Tea Party" movement in the United States.