Historical Myths You Believed

Betsy Ross and the American Flag 1 of 10

One of the most common myths in American history is that a woman named Betsy Ross was the first person to ever construct one of our nation's flags. However, this is not actually the case. According to the Government Commission of Pennsylvania, there is no actual proof that Betsy ever sewed the flag and that the story was merely made up by Ross' descendants. What we can confirm is that Betsy did live and die as a seamstress, but she didn't sew the first symbol of America.