Before Illinois became a State, it was known as the Illinois Territory. In early 1818, the General Assembly of the Illinois Territory sent a petition to the United States Congress asking to be admitted into the Union. Part of the process for being admitted as a State was for Illinois to adopt its own constitution.
Significant episodes in the state\’s early history include the influx of settlers following the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825; the Black Hawk War, which virtually ended the Indian troubles in the area; and the rise of Abraham Lincoln from farm laborer to president.
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 charted this region and organized counties, and in 1809, the Territory of Illinois was created. During the early years of settlement by fur trappers, southern Illinois was the focus of migration to the area, especially along the Mississippi River valley and the Wabash and Ohio rivers. There had been 2 state banners for Illinois. The plan of the Illinois Flag was allocated in 1915, as a consequence of the state pennant planning effort by Mrs. Ella Park Lawrence. Next in 1868, the strip was changed to give more conspicuousness to the National Union, than State Sovereignty. The last alteration of the Illinois Flag was done in 1970 when the state name was presented.
The state seal as seen on the Illinois Flag was enlivened from the US seal, accordingly, the bald eagle remains for the United States. The 13 stars and 13 stripes symbolize the 13 unique provinces of the US, in this way communicating the fidelity of Illinois to the US. The year 1868 is the year when the Illinois state seal was given another plan while 1818 uncovers the year when Illinois achieved statehood. The water body exhibit on the seal is an image of Lake Michigan, one of the 5 Great Lakes. The land revolving around the stone speaks of the prolific Prairie soil.
Beneath the seal, the name of the state, Illinois, scripted in the Flag of Illinois . The seal bears the picture of a bald eagle, fastening with its paws, a shield with 13 stripes and stars each. The hawk is additionally appeared to be getting a handle on in its mouth a red lace, with the state motto, \”State Sovereignty, National Union.\” The stone on which the bird is mounted shows the years 1868 and 1818.
Below the seal the name of the state, that is, Illinois is scripted in the Flag of Illinois . The seal bears the image of a bald eagle, clasping with its claws, a shield with 13 stripes and stars each. The eagle is also shown to be grasping in its mouth a red ribbon, with the state motto, \”State Sovereignty, National Union.\” The rock on which the eagle is mounted displays the years 1868 and 1818. The Flag Company Inc specialized in flag designs offered a special edition of decals and flags to memorize the history of Illinois Flag for the future.