5 Things That Betsy Ross Did That Weren’t Sewing a Flag

Hayley Milliman


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What do you know about Betsy Ross? Good seamstress, lived sometime around the Revolutionary War? Sounds about right.

It’s true that Elizabeth (Betsy) Ross sewed the first American flag after a fateful meeting with George Washington, George Ross, and Robert Morris. But aside from the albeit very important project, Betsy lived an incredible life – she was married three times, owned her own business, and was a very principled, passionate leader.

History may only remember one part of Betsy Ross’ life, but we remember all of it. Without further ado, here are five things Betsy Ross did that WEREN’T sewing a flag.

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