The Star Spangled Banner


Brief history of the American national anthem.
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    Francis Scott Key
    Caption: : Francis Scott Key
    Francis Scott Key was born in Maryland in 1779. He studied at home and later became a lawyer. When Francis wrote the Star Spangled Banner, in 1814, the USA were fighting against Britain.

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    Fort McHenry
    Caption: : Fort Mc Henry
    Fort McHenry belonged to the United States and, therefore, the flag of the United States waved on its ramparts. At that time, it had fifteen stripes and fifteen stars, one for every state in the union.

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    When Francis Scott Key got to the ship to talk to the British and to try and release his friend, the Battle for Fort McHenry began. He watched from the ship and saw that the American flag did not come down during the fight,  

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    So he wrote this poem that later became the American National Anthem.  The anthem was voted on by Congress to be the National Song (Anthem) of the USA in 1931 when the  President was Herbert Hoover.
    Caption: : President Hoover

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    The Star Spangled Banner - Lyrics
    (The Defense of Fort Mchenry) September 20, 1814 By Francis Scott Key Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
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