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Alabama State Flag
Alabama

Hawaii State Flag
Hawaii

Massachusetts State Flag
Massachusetts

New Mexico State Flag
New Mexico

South Dakota State Flag
South Dakota

Alaska State Flag
Alaska

Idaho State Flag
Idaho

Michigan State Flag
Michigan

New York State Flag
New York

Tennessee State Flag
Tennessee

Arizona State Flag
Arizona

Illinois State Flag
Illinois

Minnesota State Flag
Minnesota

North Carolina State Flag
North Carolina

Texas State Flag
Texas

Arkansas State Flag
Arkansas

Indiana State Flag
Indiana

Mississippi State Flag
Mississippi

North Dakota State Flag
North Dakota

Utah State Flag
Utah

California State Flag
California

Iowa State Flag
Iowa

Missouri State Flag
Missouri

Ohio State Flag
Ohio

Vermont State Flag
Vermont

Colorado State Flag
Colorado

Kansas
Kansas

Montana State Flag
Montana

Oklahoma State Flag
Oklahoma

Virginia State Flag
Virginia

Connecticut State Flag
Connecticut

Kentucky
Kentucky

Nebraska State Flag
Nebraska

Oregon State Flag
Oregon

Washington State Flag
Washington

Delaware State Flag
Delaware

Louisiana State Flag
Louisiana

Nevada State Flag
Nevada

Pennsylvania State Flag
Pennsylvania

West Virginia State Flag
West Virginia

Florida State Flag
Florida

Maine State Flag
Maine

New Hampshire State Flag
New Hampshire

Rhode Island State Flag
Rhode Island

Wisconsin State Flag
Wisconsin

Georgia
Georgia

Maryland State Flag
Maryland

New Jersey State Flag
New Jersey

South Carolina State Flag
South Carolina

Wyoming State Flag
Wyoming

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The flags of the U.S. states exhibit a wide variety of regional influences and local histories, as well as widely different styles and design principles. Modern state flags date from the 1890s when states wanted to have distinctive symbols at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Most state flags were designed and adopted between 1893 and World War I.

According to a 2001 survey by the North American Vexillological Association, New Mexico has the best-designed flag of any U.S. state, U.S. territory, or Canadian province, while Georgia's state flag was rated the worst design. (Georgia adopted a new flag in 2003; Nebraska's state flag, whose design was rated second worst, remains in use to date.) About half the flags have a common "seal on a bed sheet" design, wherein the state seal is simply put on a solid, usually blue, background. Such flags consistently get the lowest ranks from the Vexillological Association.

Since 1818, a star for each new state has been added to the flag on the Fourth of July immediately following each state's admission. In years which multiple states were admitted, the number of stars on the flag jumped correspondingly; the most pronounced example of this is 1890, when five states were admitted within the span of a single year (North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington in November 1889 and Idaho on July 3, 1890). This change has typically been the only change made with each revision of the flag since 1777, with the exception of changes in 1795 and 1818, which increased the number of stripes to 15 and then returned it to 13, respectively.
 


           
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