Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 10 years ago

what does the confederate flag represent?

5 Answers

  • weirdo
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Depends on which flag you are talking about but mostly it represents unity and represents the states that were supposed to be in the Confederacy. The original, if you didn't know, was essentially copied from the United States flag at that time.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Confederate Flag represented the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861-1865).

    In the decades following the Civil War the Confederate Flag was used by the KKK (later by other White Supremacist groups) and became associated with racism.

    For many people the Confederate Flag simply represents pride in their Southern Heritage.

  • 10 years ago

    The first national flag, also known as the Stars and Bars, served as the Confederate Navy's first battle ensign from 1861 to 1863. As the Confederacy grew, so did the numbers of white stars seen on the ensign's dark blue canton: 7, 9, 11, and 13 star groupings were typical. Even a few 14 and 15 starred ensigns were made to include states that were expected to secede but never joined the Confederacy.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    During the Civil War the US split into two different sides. There was the Union and the Confederate. The Confederate flag stands for what the Confederates who lived in the Civil War believed and their ideas.

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  • Lomax
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Thirteen stars for thirteen states. Both sides claimed Missouri and Kansas.

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