The American flag is composed of thirteen parallel red stripes that alternate with white ones. A blue-colored rectangle 1.__________ contains fifty white five-pointed stars. They are arranged in nine parallel rows where the rows containing six stars each, 2.__________. The stars 3.__________ the fifty states of the United States, while the thirteen stripes celebrate the thirteen colonies that 4.__________ the British. The flag is popularly accepted as 5.__________ and the rights promised to the American citizens through the Bill of Rights. It also represents the principles of individual and personal liberty 6.__________. There is no legal definition for the symbolism of the colors used in the American flag. However, it is said that white signifies purity, red stands for bravery and 7.__________.
in the upper left quarter of the flag
alternate with rows consisting of five stars
a symbol of the establishment of the US Government
put forth by the Declaration of Independence
blue for perseverance and justice