American National Anthem

The lyrics of the American National Anthem come from the Defence of Fort M’ Henry a poem written on September 14th 1814 by  35 year old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key , after he witnessed the bombardment of Fort Mc’Henry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbour during the battle of Baltimore in the war 1812.  He was inspired by the large US flag with 15 stars and 15 stripes known as the star spangled banner flying triumphantly above the fort during the US victory.

It was then recognised in 1889 for official use by the United States Navy, then by US President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and was made National Anthem by congressional resolution on 3rd March 1931.


I cant wait to learn more in year 6

Jessica 6L

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