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Dont Tread on Me Flag
Dont Tread on Me Flag Quiz/Printout
This historic US flag is also called the Gadsden flag, named for its designer, Colonel Christopher Gadsden. Gadsden was American patriot from South Carolina who submitted this design to the Provincial Congress in South Carolina. A very similar flag (with a red and white striped background) was flown by Commodore Esek Hopkins on his battleship in 1776, when Hopkins was attacking and capturing British armaments in the Bahamas). This was the beginning of the sea-going American navy and the start of the Corps of Marines. The Marines of the Continental Navy also painted the "Dont Tread on Me" design on their battle drums.
1. What type of snake is pictured in this flag? ___________________________________________
2. When was this flag first flown by the American military? ______________________
3. Who designed this flag? _______________________________
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