Hispanic Flags and Shields: Which ones remain in the U.S.?
Some of the North American States cannot hide their origin, since even in their flags and shields the Spanish symbols are seen.
It is curious to confirm that most of the citizens of the United States do not know the flag of one of the 2 countries that were decisive to achieve their independence as a nation. France has been deified and Spain has been forgotten, which controlled most of North America, at that time, from Louisiana to the Pacific, as well as the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
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U.S preserves its Hispanic memories in its symbols
The colors of the Spanish flag and the flag design with the Cross of Burgundy, which was used by the Spanish army until the 19th century
Flag used by the Spanish Army until 1843
It has served as the basis for flags of several current states U.S.A
Hispanic Colors in the U.S.
Flag of Spain since 1785.
Current flag of Spain
In some of their flags and shields they still retain the symbols and colors of their past as New Spain.
Flags and Symbols in U.S.A
Some States where you can see their historical past on their current flags
Hispanic Flags and Shields in the United States. It still retains its Hispanic symbols
The symbols of New Spain are rediscovered
Mexico was forced to cede more than half of its territory to the United States of America. And with these enormous territories, new states were made that were integrated into the U.S.A.
Hispanic flags, symbols or colors
Even some flags are very similar and remind us of the Spanish Army of the time
Flag with variant of the Cross of Burgundy First Spanish colony in North America
Florida’s flag, similar to that of Alabama, is not surprising as it was considered West Florida.
Flag with variant of the Burgundy Cross
Alabama flag and Governor’s coat of arms in which the coat of arms of Castilla y León can be seen.
Flag with red and yellow, remember the Spanish colors
Banner with red and yellow. Colorado Coat of Arms and Flag
Flag with red and yellow, Spanish colors
Montana flag and coat of arms
Inscription in Spanish language: GOLD AND SILVER
Texas and Spain flag
In the Texas State Capitol and also appears on the back of your Shield
In the Shield of Texas (reverse) you can see the different countries that were part of its history.
Even the symbols of Castilla y León (Spanish)
However, the difference between Spain and the other nations is brutal. For more than 350 years it belonged to the Spanish Empire or Mexico.
Los Angeles Shield
In the lower quarters of the Shield of the Angels you can see in one, the Mexican eagle and in the other, the symbols of Castilla y León
California State City
The city of Los Angeles in California has on its shield the symbols of Castilla y León.
Even during the American War of Independence, Spain continued to found cities and continued its explorations of Alaska.
Shields of Puerto Rico
It belonged to the Spanish Empire for 400 years
Seal of the Government of the State of Puerto Rico
Seal of the State of Puerto Rico granted by the Kings of Spain in 1511
Lost to Spain in 1898
As a result of the Spanish-American War (1898), the United States was left with Puerto Rico, and even with places so distant from it, such as the Philippine Islands and the main island of the Marianas.
However, the 400 years in which the island belonged to the Spanish Empire cannot be hidden.
The flag of the Confederation of the South of the United States also has the Cross of Burgundy, just as it had the flag of Española.
Map of the Confederate States. A large number of them had a Hispanic presence
Battle Flag of the Southern Confederacy
Burgundy Cross Flag
You can see the similarity to the Spanish flag with the Cross of Burgundy
Most of the Hispanic states belonged to the confederation
The Confederate States included Hispanic territories such as Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, etc.
Burgundy Cross Flag
Old flag of the Spanish armies, which was used during the last epoch of the Empire
Hispanic Shields, Statues and Symbols
During these centuries the United States has lived oblivious to its own history. Only the history of the 13 English colonies and westward expansion has been studied. But it has been ignored that 3/4 of the current territory of the U.S, was explored by the Spanish. 100 years after the first English arrived, Hispanic populations already existed in its territory.
For all this, as soon as you look in a little detail, flags, shields and statues appear that recall its Hispanic past. The multitude of Spanish place names of the territory also suggest it. In some states it is more evident as ex. Texas.
The Spanish flag appears on the reverse of the Texas shield. At the top of the Texas Capitol you can see the shield of Castilla y León.
Tribute to the Spanish soldier
Tribute to the Hispanics who fought against the English in the War of Independence of the 13 colonies
The vital participation of Spain in the victory of the Independence of the USA was recognized late
The fact of seizing and controlling the West and South of the border of the then 13 colonies was vital.
Spain not only seized the English positions but also used her territory to supply the North American patriots with cannons, muskets, gunpowder, tents, uniforms, etc., to sanitary products.
Remember that Spain controlled Texas and Louisiana.
From New Orleans he began his aid to the 13 colonies and in his military offensive he won all the battles, expelling the English from the entire Gulf of Mexico and Florida.
Veterans Statue, U.S Independence
Original text of the plate:
The Expeditionary, honoring veterans of the Spanish American War at the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas, United States
“The Hiker” honoring veterans of the Spanish-American War at the Texas State Capitol, Austin, Texas, United States.
The monument was inaugurated in 1951.
Flag of Spain on the Texas Capitol
Representation in the Texas Capitol with all flags
Spanish flag along with other flags that have been related to Texas even temporarily, such as Mexico or France
In the Spanish flag, the shield of Castile stands out in the center of it.
English: Terrazzo floor in the Capitol Extension Seal Court. Flags of Texas, early Confederacy, United States in nineteenth century, Mexico, Spain, France (clockwise)
Hispanic remains in the United States
There are remains such as current or old flags and shields that are being released
Spain was in the United States between 300 and 400 years depending on the areas. Although American teaching has ignored or relegated its own Hispanic history, traces remain in the symbols of many states.
There are Hispanic place names throughout much of the United States of America, even in distant Alaska.
North Americans have highlighted the history of the Anglo-American settlers, and have forgotten the Hispanic Culture, which reigned for hundreds of years in many of their present territories.