Evolution Of The Confederate Flag

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In 1861 the Stars and Bars flag was the official flag of the Confederacy. The patterns of the Stars and Bars Flag was very similar to the Unions, and caused a great deal of confusion on the battlefield. The second flag was introduced in 1863, which had the Confederate Flag in the top left hand corner, with the rest in a negative, white field area. It was often mistaken as a white flag of surrender. The third flag was very similar to the second, except it had a red strip added to the right side of the flag. In 1863, the Confederate Navy Jack Flag that we know of today became the most recognized symbol of the south. Many groups endorsed the use of the Confederate Flag and desecrated the meaning of the flag by their acts, however, the flag is …show more content…
The southern states refused to let the federal government tell them how to leave, and felt that they had no choice, but to secede and leave the United States. South Carolina was the first to do so, and quite a few other states soon followed. The union soldiers stationed at the fort in North Carolina refused to leave after being demanded to leave by the newly formed confederate states, and confederate soldiers began firing on the fort, which caused the start of the civil war. “The North considered the fort to be the property of the United States government. The people of South Carolina believed it belonged to the new Confederacy. Four months later, the first engagement of the Civil War took place on this disputed soil.” (USHistory.Org) Although the southern states did fight to preserve the right of slavery, amongst many other controversial ideologies, the flag was to establish the difference in the north versus the south and to determine who was fighting …show more content…
Unfortunately hate is taught is every society in every culture. The confederate flag is no more a racist flag than the United States flag would be. The Ku Klux Klan, which is a predominant hate group in America has flown the American Flag since their inception. Different groups fly all sorts of different flags or representations based on their ideologies, but instead of focusing on the hate groups and hate being taught throughout society, we spend our time worrying about a flag that was based on the principles of what was two sovereign nations until the civil war broke out and then it became a fully unified union of The United States of America. Initially when slavery first started, and ships were bringing African American’s over, the confederate flag was not flown on those ships, The United States flag was. The confederate flag is no more of a racist flag or symbol than the current United States flag

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