Height 5′ 5″


Betsy Ross was a fourth generation American-born Quaker, where plain dress and strict discipline dominated her life until she was expelled from the Quaker community.

Although Betsy, as an upholster’s apprentice, made tents and blankets and repaired uniforms, including some possible tailoring for George Washington, her greatest accomplishment was when she wrapped herself in the production of the first American flag.

A postage stamp honoring the 200th anniversary of her birth offers Betsy Ross as a patriotic role-model for young women and a symbol of women’s contributions to American history.


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