A new wave of patriotism is represented by the Don't Tread on me flag, also known as the Gadsden Flag. Considered one of the first flags of the United States, the flag was later replaced by the current Stars and Stripes (or Old Glory) flag. Since the Revolution, the flag has seen times of reintroduction as a symbol of American patriotism. The use of the timber rattlesnake as a symbol of the American colonies can be traced back to the publications of Benjamin Franklin. In 1751, he made the first reference to the rattlesnake in a satirical commentary published in his Pennsylvania Gazette. FlagandBanner.com has a variety of products with the Gadsden flag, first navy jack flag, Culpepper flag and more. Represent your feelings of patriotism with our Don't Tread on Me products. We are your one stop resource for historical flags.