Imagine traveling back to July 4, 1676? What a weird and wondrous time. None of the founding fathers were alive. However the first cell of Benjamin Franklin was around and patiently waiting since 1667.
This flag honors the hand that the Kings and Queens of France, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Spain who shaped America in her embryonic stage. And without a doubt there were many Princes and Princess from Africa who were drafted into bondage so that America could find her footing and become a rich and abundant nation.
In 1676 the English Colonies were ruled by Charles the II as the restored King. The Colonies just passed through the Kingless Decade of the Experimental Republic Commonwealth of 1650-1659, with Oliver Cromwell as the national leader.
The People having trouble with the King, started long before King George the III in 1776. British Congress (Parliament) had King Charles the II executed for his tyrannical rule. Note, only a few colonies were around to remember this part of their history. The Pre-Revolutionary Kingless Phase of Colonial History is almost always skipped over in US Civic Classes as a kind of dirty secret, since the government murdered the King in 1649.
This flag commemorates the ancient colonies lost in the annals of time before 1676: The Swedish-American Colonies, Dutch-American Colonies, Spanish-American Colonies, French-American Colonies, and sweat and blood sacrifice of the African-American pioneers who were drafted by fate to help establish and ensure the stability of America during her infancy.