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If Puerto Rico becomes the 51st U.S state, would the U.S flag be altered to include 51 stars?, it was pointed out that there have already been several proposed designs for a 51 Star US flag.
In the event that an additional state does join the United States, increasing the total to 51 states, who would actually choose which design of the US flag to use? Congress? The president? Someone else?
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Jun 11, 2017 at 23:42
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Apparently it's the President. From
On January 3rd,1959 Alaska was formally granted statehood placing the 49th star on our Flag. Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.
Wikipedia identifies the executive order as
10798 - Flag of the United States. The executive order includes a drawing of the new flag.
The current flag was established by
Executive Order 10834 - The Flag of the United States, also by Dwight Eisenhower.
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