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The United States Code

U.S. Code contains the Federal Laws of the United States as adopted by Congress and signed by the President.  It is a very long document that is divided into 50 TITLES, each arranged by alphabetically subject.  The 50 Titles of the U.S. Code are:

1.  General Provisions
2.  The Congress
3.  The President
4.  Flag and Seal, Seat of Government, and the States
5.  Government Organization and Employees
6.  Surety Bonds (repealed by enactment of Title 31)
7.  Agriculture
8.  Aliens and Nationality
9.  Arbitration
10.  Armed Forces
11.  Bankruptcy
12.  Banks and Banking
13.  Census
14.  Coast Guard
15.  Commerce and Trade
16.  Conservation
17.  Copyrights
18.  Crimes and Criminal Proceedure
19.  Customs and Duties
20.  Education
21.  Food and Drugs
22.  Foreign Relations and Intercourse
23.  Highways
24.  Hospitals and Asylums
25.  Indians
26.  Internal Revenue Code
27.   Intoxicating Liquors
28.  Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
29.   Labor
30.  Mineral Lands and Mining
31.  Money and Finance

32.  National Guard
33.  Navigation and Navigable Waters
34.  Navy (eliminated by Title 10)
35.  Patents

36.  Patriotic Societies and Observations
37.  Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services
38.  Veterans' Benefits
39.  Postal Service
40.  Public Buildings, Property, and Works
41.  Public Contracts
42.  Public Health and Welfare
43.  Public Lands
44.  Public Printing and Documents
45.  Railroads
46.  Shipping
47.  Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs
48.  Territories and Insular Possessions
49.  Transportation
50.  War and National Defense


Each TITLE of the U.S. CODE is divided into Chapters.  Title 36 (Patriotic Societies and Observations) contains almost 100 chapters, most dedicated to the establishment of service and patriotic organizations such as The Red Cross (Chapter 1), Boy Scouts (Chapter 2) and Girl Scouts (Chapter 2A), and The American Legion (Chapter 3).  

CHAPTER 10 is titled "Patriotic Customs" and contains the "Flag Code" consisting of several sub-sections:

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Chapter 10, Title 36, U.S. Code

170.  National anthem; Star-Spangled Banner
171.  Conduct during playing (of the National Anthem)
  172.  Pledge of Allegiance to the flag; manner of delivery
  173.  Display and use of flag by civilians; codifications of rules and customs; definition.
  174.  Time and occasions for display (of the flag).
  175.  Position and manner of display (of the flag).
  176.  Respect for flag.
  177.  Conduct during hoisting, lowering or passing of flag.
  178.  Modification of rules and customs by President.
  179.  Design for service flag; persons entitled to display flag.
  180.  Design for service lapel button; persons entitled to wear button.
  181.  Approval of designs by Secretary of Defense; license to manufacture and sell (flags); penalties.
  182.  Rules and regulations.
  182a to 182d.  (Repealed August 11, 1966)
183, 184. Repealed September 2, 1958
185.  Transfered
186.  National Motto
  187.  National floral emblem (flower).
188.  National march.
189.  Recognition of National League of Families POW/MIA flag.



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As we learn in the following pages, the guidelines for proper display of the flag, we will be actually learning the Flag Code itself.  I'll be sharing the provisions of the Flag Code in my own words in easy-to-understand language.   If you want to read the actual language of the code during our discussion of   any section you can click on the underlined blue 123.   to go directly to that section of the Flag Code and read the actual text in a SEPARATE WINDOW.  When you are done reading that section, CLOSE that window to return to the tour.

You can now close this window to return to the Tour.


[Flag Day][About the US Code][The Flag Code][Time & Occasions for Flag Display]  
[Position and manner of Flag Display-Outdoors] [Position and manner of Flag Display-Indoors]
[Flying the Flag at Half-Staff][Burial Flags][Showing Respect for the Flag][Flag Ceremonies
[How to Fold the Flag][Obtaining  A Flag Flown over the Capitol][State Flags][Military Flags
[War Mother's Flag][MIA/POW Flag][Other Flags][Flag Specifics][Patriotic Holidays & Observancess ]

History of the United States Flag

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