FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:
FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES. By the act entitled, "An act to establish the
flag of the United States," passed April 4, 1818, 3 Story's L. U. S., 1667,
it is enacted
2.-1. That from and after the fourth day of July next, the flag of
the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white:
that the union be twenty stars, white in a blue field.
3.-2. That, on the admission of every new state into the Union, one
star be added to the union of the flag; and that such addition shall take
effect on the fourth day of July then next succeeding such admission.