Betsy Ross (January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), born Elizabeth Griscom and also known by her second and third married names Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Claypoole, is widely credited with making the first American flag and changing the stars on the flag from six-pointed to easier-to-produce five-pointed stars. However, there is no archival evidence that this story is true.
#20. Pontiac's Rebellion After the loss of the French and Indian war, Pontaic (a Ottowa Indian Chief) was upset about his loss and in 1763 he and more Chiefs went to the Ohio River Valley. They protested by burning the British forts. Because of this, King George III gave all of the land West of the Appilations to the Indians. Their rebellion payed off. This was called the Proclamation of 1763.
Many of the Founding Fathers Were Actually Twentysomethings During the American Revolution
In the spirit of Fourth of July weekend, here are eight facts about the Founding Fathers we bet you haven't heard before. Most people likely think of the Founding Fathers as heroic intellectuals and warriors, but they're a little more human than that.