What Do the Stars on the American Flag Represent?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 8:21:41 AM ET
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The stars on the American flag each represent a state. On June 14, 1777, the first Flag Act stated, "that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation," according to USA Flag Site. As of May 2014, the American flag has 50 stars.