History in a Flag​

E Pluribus Unum “Out of Many, One”

50 paintings of the history of the United States chronologically illustraed  by Lewis Lavoie
7 feet h x 14 feet w – mural located in South Jordan Utah USA

EPU
01 02 03 04 05 06 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 7

01

Native Americans
(Pre-Columbian)

Wikipedia

02

The arrival of the Europeans
Early colony, Jamestown
(1607)

Wikipedia

03

The First Thanksgiving
Puritan colonies and help from the natives
(1621)

Wikipedia

04

The Great Awakening
Period of Religious Revival- Freedom of Expression
(1730-1740)

Wikipedia

05

French and Indian War
Battle for supremacy in America between France and Great Britain-The British Colonies Unite
(1754-1763)

Wikipedia

 

06

Benjamin Franklin
"The First American"- the campaign for colonial unity (1706-1790)

Wikipedia

08

The Midnight Ride
The beginning of the battles at Lexington and Concord
(1775)

Wikipedia

09

Writing of Declaration of Independence
Early founding Fathers- John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson (1776)

Wikipedia

10

American Revolutionary War
The 13 colonies unite to break free from the British Empire
(1775 - 1783)

Wikipedia

11

Raising of a new flag
A symbol to unite a nation
(1777)

Wikipedia

12

The Constitution of the United States
A new law to govern a new country
(1787)

Wikipedia

13

George Washington (1732 - 1799)
The First President of the United States
(1789-1797)

Wikipedia

14

District of Columbia
Dream for a Great Nation and the beginning of Capitol Hill
(1790)

Wikipedia

15

Thomas Jefferson
"Do with your pen what in other times was done with the sword"
(1743 - 1826)

Wikipedia

16

The Louisiana Purchase
The nation doubles in size by purchasing land from France
(1803)

Wikipedia

17

Lewis and Clark with Sacajawea
The exploration of the Louisiana Purchase resources and west coast expedition (1804 - 1806)

18

Daniel Boone
Pioneers of the wild frontier
(1734 - 1820)

Wikipedia

19

James Monroe
Keeper of a republican government
(1823)

wikipedia

20

The Alamo
The formation of the republic of Texas
(1836)

Wikipedia

21

Westward Expansion
Manifest Destiny
(1840s)

Wikipedia

22

The Mexican American War
The growth of the West Coast
(1849)

Wikipedia

23

The CaliforniaGold Rush
The growth of the West Coast
(1849)

Wikipedia

 

24

Abolitionist Movement
Frederick Douglas, slavery and the underground railroad
(1830s - 1865)

Wikipedia

25

Abraham Lincoln
(1809 - 1865)

Wikipedia

26

The Civil War
The fight to keep a country together
(1861 - 1865)

Wikipedia

27

Emancipation Proclamation
All men are created equal
(1863)

Wikipedia

28

Transcontinental Railroad/Pony Express
Connecting the nation
(1863 - 1869)

Wikipedia

29

Reconstruction Era of the United States

1863-1877

Wikipedia

30

Great Inventors
Alexander Graham Bell (1876 Telephone)
and Thomas Edison (1879 Lightbulb)

31

Sailing Into the Next Century
The dawn of steel and oil in America

32

The Golden Door
19th century mass Immigration
(1892-1905)

Wikipedia

33

Theodore Roosevelt
in office (1901 - 1909)

Wikipedia

34

The Wright Brothers
The invention of the airplane
(1903)

Wikipedia

35

Henry Ford
An automobile for everyone
(1908)

Wikipedia

36

World War I
The Treaty of Versailles
(1914 - 1918)

Wikipedia

37

Women's Suffrage
A Time for New Laws
(1920)

Wikipedia

38

The Transatlantic Flight of Lindberg
(1923)

Wikipedia

39

Bigger than Life

Great American Achievements

40

World War II
The Atomic Bomb and the Birth of a Superpower
(1939-1945)

Wikipedia

41

New Media
Reaching the Masses

42

Sports

43

American Music

New Genre

44

Martin Luther King Jr
Civil rights movement
(1929 - 1968)

Wikipedia

45

First Man on the Moon
America Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before
(1969)

Wikipedia

46

Flower Power
The last revolution
(1965 - 1972)

 

47

Ronald Reagan (in office 1981 - 1989)
End of The Cold War

Wikipedia

48

Entering the 21st Century
The Space Program, Global Communication and the Internet

Wikipedia

49

9/11
(2001- present)

Wikipedia

50

The next generation

Yet to be written

7

Boston Tea Party

Sons of Liberty- resistant movement against the British Government

(1773)

Explore the flag one painting at a time... click any square

History in a Flag Highlights

Build the Flag!


(Sticker Edition)

(Official size Edition)


(Mural Edition)