The current American Flag has a total of fifty stars. The stars are meant to represent the number of states in the union. To learn more about the history of the American Flag, visit: http://www.usa-flag-site.org/history.shtml.
There are 50 stars and 13 stripes on the modern US flag. Each star represents one of the 50 states of the union while the 13 stripes represent the original 13 states which formed the United States at its conception. http://Flagstuff.com/American-Flags