“Don’t Tread on Me” was an early American flag picturing a rattlesnake and the motto “Dont Tread on Me.” On a field of yellow, a rattlesnake is coiled on a patch of green. The rattlesnake was used in early American history as a symbol of resistance against British rule.
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.
Dont Tread on Me Flag Quiz/Coloring Printout. Don’t Tread on Me was an early American flag picturing a coiled rattlesnake and the motto ‘Dont Tread on Me.’ The rattlesnake was used in early American history as a symbol of resistance against the British and colonialism.
Rattlesnake Printout. Rattlesnakes are poisonous snakes with a rattle on the tail. The rattle buzzes before the snake attacks.
Grand Union Flag Quiz/Coloring Printout. The Grand Union flag was an early US flag that was officially adopted by the Continental Congress in 1775. It was used by George Washington.
USA and State Flag/Quiz Printouts.
USA Label Me! Elementary-level Printouts. Read the definitions then label the US maps.
US States: Facts, Map and State Symbols.
USA Regional Map/Quiz Printouts.
Outline Map of the USA. An outline of the US without state borders.
Outline Map of the Continental US States. An outline of the Continental US with state borders.
Short biographies of explorers of North and Central America.