The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the rattlesnake are the words “Don’t tread on me”. The flag is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden (1724–1805), who designed it in 1775 during theAmerican Revolution. It was also used by the Continental Marines as an early motto flag, along with the Moultrie Flag.
In modern times, the Gadsden flag is often associated with political movements such as libertarianism and the American Tea Party, and has been used by U.S. Soccer supporter groups including Sam’s Army and The American Outlaws since the late 1980’s.
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Don’t tread on Me is the inscription on the Gadsden flags. The flag of the first commander of the U. S. Navy, Esek Hopkins. It takes the popular name from Colonel Christopher Gadsden, who gave a replica of the original to the S.C. Provincial Congress. Don’t tread on me has become synonymous with the current Tea Party movement. The original flag stood for not letting England tread on colonial patriots. The Tea Party, patriots, don’t want the American government treading on them. This makes this flag carry an appropriate message that is still relevant today.
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