The Making of the American Flag: Betsy Ross and George Washington
History comes alive as Betsy Ross recalls the fateful day she met George Washington to discuss his plans for the first American flag. Readers step into Betsy Ross's upholstery shop to learn about this amazing woman's role in creating our Star-Spangled Banner.
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