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Betsy Ross: The Woman Who Made the First Flag [NOOK Book]

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On the first day of 1752, a new baby was born. Her parents were Samuel and Rebecca Griscom. They named their baby Elizabeth, but soon everyone called her Betsy.
Betsy grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father worked as a carpenter. He helped to build many buildings. He helped build the Carpenters Hall and many houses. He even built the house that Betsy and her family lived in.
Samuel Griscom also helped build the bell tower on the ...
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Betsy Ross: The Woman Who Made the First Flag

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Overview

On the first day of 1752, a new baby was born. Her parents were Samuel and Rebecca Griscom. They named their baby Elizabeth, but soon everyone called her Betsy.
Betsy grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father worked as a carpenter. He helped to build many buildings. He helped build the Carpenters Hall and many houses. He even built the house that Betsy and her family lived in.
Samuel Griscom also helped build the bell tower on the Pennsylvania State House. Years later the State House became the place where America became a country. The Declaration of Independence was signed there. That's when they changed the name of the State House to Independence Hall.
Betsy had seventeen brothers and sisters. Eight of them were older than she was, and eight of them were younger. Betsy was right in the middle.
However, life was very hard in Betsy's day. Eight of her brothers and sisters died before they became adults.

Read the story of the woman who sewed the first flag for the newly born United States of America.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015683820
  • Publisher: LearningIsland.com
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Series: 15-Minute Books , #606
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 381,979
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 528 KB

Meet the Author

Caitlind Alexander is the author of over 60 books for children, including the Jamie and Kendall Broderick Mystery series, the Wonderful World of Animals series, the Miss Jones series, and a number of books in the 14 Fun Facts and 101 Fun Facts series.

Caitlind is also an accomplished speaker. She has given numerous talks to children and school classes. She also gives talks and seminars for writers on topics ranging from creating believable characters to publishing ebooks.

She lives in California where she loves to visit historic places and learn about new things. She also loves to travel and has been all over the world.
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  • Anonymous

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    Never read this book but studies show betsey ross did not even make the ammerican flag.Fake!

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