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On the admission of a new State into the Union one star shall be added to the union of the flag; and such addition shall take effect on the fourth day of July then next succeeding such admission.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - 4 U.S.C. § 2 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 4. Flag and Seal, Seat of Government, and the States § 2. Same; additional stars - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-4-flag-and-seal-seat-of-government-and-the-states/4-usc-sect-2.html
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