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Why does the American flag have 13 stripes?

Long live the USA. Most Americans have a patriotism restricted to that phrase only. The answer to the question of how many stars or stripes are there on the flag, or what their significance is, is known to a very few people only. Let’s rejuvenate our love for the country by finding out a little more about our flag. Stars and Stripes The American flag is also referred to as ‘Stars and Stripes’. Old Glory and Star-Spangled Banner are other names for the flags you might come across. There are 50 stars and 13 stripes on the American flag. The stars represent the 50 states of the USA. However, the 13 stripes, of which 6 are white and 7 are...

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