Who Was Betsy Ross?

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Who Was Betsy Ross?

A girl from Philadelphia who loved arts and crafts
A seamstress who made blankets and tents for the American army
The woman behind the legend of the American flag

Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? That’s up for debate, but Who Was Betsy Ross? tells the story of a fierce patriot who certainly helped create the flag of a new nation.


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  • Age Level = 5 and up
  • Book Author = James Buckley, Jr.
  • Book Material = Paperback
  • Book Publisher = Penguin Workshop
  • Book Series = Who Was Series
  • Copyright = c2014
  • Grade Level = Elementary
  • Illustrator = John O'Brien
  • Condition = New

Item Number: 26-83

Item ID: 29396

Category: Who Was?