The flag I have chosen to research was originally more popular in the early American Revolution. Even though “the pine tree flag” (formally known as the Washington’s Cruisers flag) is a popular representation of the American Revolution, it has a deeper meaning.During the 17th century, when there was a series of conflicts in Britain between Parliament and the King, British scholars thought and wrote about the government’s essential qualities and the limits of a monarchy. John Locke was the most noteworthy of these scholars. In 1689 he published the Second Treatise of Government in which he says “…where the body of the people, or any single man, is deprived of their right, or is under the exercise of a power without right, and have no appeal on earth, then they have a liberty to appeal to heaven, whenever they judge the cause of sufficient moment”. This quote, as part of Locke’s appeal to heaven, is not about christianity; but about taking action. As Americans became easily agitated at the British government during the 1760-70s, Locke’s Treatise became a motivation to many patriots. This flag was used by George Washington when he was on a unit of six schooners naval vessels(schooners). This flag was one of many alternative forms of the New England Pine Tree flag. The Continental Navy, while knowing they were up against the strongest naval power at the time, flew a flag with “APPEAL TO HEAVEN”, in black letters, and the green pine tree on it. The green pine tree on my flag is a very popular image that represents independence. It originated from New England. I selected this flag because the pine tree really popped out. Most revolutionary flags are colored red, white, and blue, whereas this flag had one single green pine tree on a white background. I think it would have better if the flag I made had sharper branches. It also would have been better if I had made a little more detail in the pines.