COLUMBIA — The American flag has gone through many transformations since its first creation in 1775, most of which is the addition of stars as the nation has grown. The flag only had stripes until 1776 when Betsy Ross introduced stars to symbolize each state. Although the flag has welcomed more stars over the past 200 years, it has remained the red, white and blue since 1777.
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