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Today the American knight holds the commercial supremacy of the world.

Today the American knight holds the commercial supremacy of the world.

Biography

Betsy Ross profile (betsy-ross.jpg)
Nationality: American
Born: January 1, 1752
Birthplace:
Die: January 30, 1836
Occupation: Celebrity
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Elizabeth Griscom "Betsy" Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), née Griscom, also known by her second and third married names, Ashburn and Claypoole, is widely credited with making the first American flag. According to family tradition, upon a visit from General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, in 1776, Ross convinced George Washington to change the shape of the stars he had sketched for the flag from six-pointed to five-pointed by demonstrating that it was easier and speedier to cut the latter (wikipedia)