Don’t Tread on Me Flag 3’x5′ Gadsden flag


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3′ x 5′


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Don’t Tread on Me Flag 3’x5′ Gadsden flag

USA 3x5ft “Don’t Tread On Me” Gadsden Flag 90x150cm “liberty Or Death” Tea Party Rattle Snake Gadsden Banner Flag

SIZE:  3′ x 5′


The “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, also known as the Gadsden flag, has a rich history in the United States, dating back to the American Revolution. It is a yellow flag featuring a coiled rattlesnake ready to strike, along with the words “Don’t Tread on Me” underneath. Here’s a brief history of this iconic flag:

  1. Origins: The flag was designed in 1775 by Christopher Gadsden, a South Carolinian statesman and soldier. Gadsden was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a colonel in the Continental Army. The rattlesnake was a symbol of resistance at the time and was featured on various flags and emblems.
  2. Symbolism: The flag’s message is clear: “Don’t Tread on Me.” It represents a strong and defiant stance against tyranny, oppression, and any threat to individual liberties. The coiled rattlesnake is a symbol of readiness to defend oneself and strike back if necessary.
  3. Use in the American Revolution: The Gadsden flag was one of the first flags used by the Continental Marines, a precursor to the United States Marine Corps. It was also used by various American naval vessels during the American Revolution, emphasizing the spirit of defiance against British rule.
  4. Continued Popularity: Although the Gadsden flag was not as prominent as the Stars and Stripes (the U.S. flag) following the American Revolution, it continued to be used symbolically. It experienced a resurgence in the 20th century and has been adopted by various political and ideological groups as a symbol of resistance and liberty.
  5. Contemporary Usage: The Gadsden flag has been associated with various political movements and ideologies, including libertarianism, Tea Party activism, and some conservative and pro-gun groups. It has also been used by individuals expressing a general distrust of government power.
  6. Controversy: The flag’s use and association with certain movements have generated controversy. Some people view it as a symbol of freedom and individual rights, while others see it as a symbol of far-right extremism. As with many symbols, its meaning can vary depending on the context and the individuals using it.

The Gadsden flag remains a prominent and recognizable symbol in American history, representing a call for individual liberty and a reminder of the nation’s revolutionary roots. It continues to be a subject of debate and discussion regarding its contemporary usage and the various interpretations of its message.


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