The flag of the United States of America commonly known as the American flag consists of thirteen red stripes along with white alternating stripes with a blue rectangle that depicts fifty white pointed stars that represent the fifty states in America. The thirteen stripes on the American flag represent thirteen British colonies that initially declared independence against the British rule and were officially the first thirteen states of the modern-day United States.

The current American flag is the 27 modification of the original flag since 1777. American flag with fifty stars was adopted on the order of President Eisenhower on the 21st of August 1959, which was later officially adopted on paper in July 1960.