Chapter 13:Art, Music, andLiteratureBy: Hannah, Caitlin, and Natalie
Biography: Francis Scott KeyBorn on August1, 1779His family owned aplantation in Marylandcalled Terra Rubra.He studied law in St.John’s College inAnnapolis.He was a lawyer fromBaltimore.
Music: Francis Scott Key Observed British attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. He saw the large American flag still hanging after battle. He was so inspired that he wrote “The Star Spangled Banner.” This song became our national anthem. The song is still sung today during special events and it’s a connection because of its significance to American culture.
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Biography: John James AudubonBorn on April 26, 1785in Les Cayes, SantoDomingo.After his motherdied, he moved toFrance in 1791 with hisfather, half sister, andstep mother.He developed a lovefor nature, especiallybirds.Drew complex picturesof birds and studiedwith Jacques-Louis
Art: John James AudubonWhen he turned 18, hisfather sent him toPhiladelphia to managethe family estate, so thathe could avoid joiningNapoleon’s army.He saw many interestingbirds which he drew for hisportfolio.He went to jail for failing topay his debts.After being freed fromprison he married.Soon after, he wrote hisbook “The Birds of
Connection: John James AudubonHis book is still read by many people today.Inspired bird research and ornithologists.Bird and nature artists are inspired by his work. JohnJames Audubon inspired artists to study and make aneffort for things that you care about.
Biography: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowBorn on February27, 1807 inPortland, Maine.By the age of 15, hehad already publishedseveral poems to aPortland newspaper.By the time of hisgraduation, he hadpublished essays andpoems in journals likethe AmericanMonthlyMagazine and
Literature: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHe wanted toimmediately start aliterary career, but hisfather insisted he lookafter a differentprofession.Became a professor atHarvard University.His first volume ofpoetry, Voices of theNight, assured hispopular reputation.Wrote several otherpoems in his
Connection: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowThe poem Paul Revere’s Ride is still rememberedtoday.His poem inspired young poets and writers.We think that there is a connection because this is awell-known poem that has been around for years. Notonly is this poem a work of art, it brings Americanpride to his readers.