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The Star
Spangled
 Banner
By Andy Weiler



 Pols 131 09
 Mrs. Riordan
Why I picked this song:

1. It’s my favorite patriotic song.
2. I love sports and it’s sung to open up all
   sporting eve...
Thesis?

Freedom is what we were after,
    and as long as the flag was
standing….. We were still fighting.
    The Star S...
Francis Scott Key
• Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled
  Banner
• Key wasn’t well known before writing our
  Nation...
The War of 1812 was a heated battle between
 the British and the colonists. When the British
  had burned down the Capitol...
The Battle of Baltimore
• From september 13, 1814 to september
  14,1814; an attack for 25 straight hours
• Little damage ...
Before the British arrived, Key and fellow
Attorney Colonel John Skinner were going out
 to a British ship to negotiate a ...
• When Key and Skinner got to the ship and
  successfully negotiated Beanes release, the
  British did not let them return...
The attack on Fort McHenry occurred on
 September 12, 1814 and lasted for the next
two days. During the night, the flag co...
When the firing stopped, the outcome of the
 war was uncertain. As the sun began to rise,
Key was looking, hoping the flag...
“Oh say can you see by the dawn’s
  early light? What so proudly we
hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming.
Whose broad st...
“Or the ramparts we watched
 Were so gallantly streaming
  And the rockets’ red glare
  The bombs bursting in air
Gave pro...
“Oh say does that
Star Spangled Banner yet wave
Or the land of the free
And the home of the brave”
Little Known Words in the Lyrics
• Twilight- light from the sky between full night
  and sunrise or between sunset and ful...
The Flag
• Standard size for that time.
• 42 feet long, 30 feet wide.
• ¼ the size of a basketball court.
• 8 red stripes,...
The Star Spangled Banner
• Written by Key; poem originally titled “The
  Defense of Fort McHenry”
• Sang to the tune of a ...
Pride in the National Anthem
• Today, the Star Spangled Banner can be heard
  just about anywhere; school bands and sports...
• What I have learned about The National
  Anthem is how the words describe a
  witnessing of people fighting for our coun...
Bibliography
•   quot;The Star-Spangled Banner.quot; History of the US National Anthem. 2009. Jann Web
    Design. 27 Apr ...
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The Star Spangled

  1. 1. The Star Spangled Banner
  2. 2. By Andy Weiler Pols 131 09 Mrs. Riordan
  3. 3. Why I picked this song: 1. It’s my favorite patriotic song. 2. I love sports and it’s sung to open up all sporting events. 3. Explains desire and dedication for our country’s freedom.
  4. 4. Thesis? Freedom is what we were after, and as long as the flag was standing….. We were still fighting. The Star Spangled Banner symbolizes desire, courage and hope
  5. 5. Francis Scott Key • Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner • Key wasn’t well known before writing our National Anthem. • He practiced law, wrote poetry, and was a low ranked officer in the War of 1812 • His inspiration came from witnessing the attack on Baltimore and the burning of Washington during the War of 1812
  6. 6. The War of 1812 was a heated battle between the British and the colonists. When the British had burned down the Capitol and the White House in Washington, their next goal was to take the Baltimore port, which was guarded by Fort McHenry.
  7. 7. The Battle of Baltimore • From september 13, 1814 to september 14,1814; an attack for 25 straight hours • Little damage was done due to short range cannons for the Americans and bad acurracy cannons of the British • There were 4 killed and 24 wounded • A woman was cut in half by a shell while carrying supplies to the troops
  8. 8. Before the British arrived, Key and fellow Attorney Colonel John Skinner were going out to a British ship to negotiate a release of Dr. William Beanes.
  9. 9. • When Key and Skinner got to the ship and successfully negotiated Beanes release, the British did not let them return until the attack at Fort McHenry was underway. • Skinner and Key heard information on how they were going to attack. The Brits felt as if they would warn the Americans and ruin their plans
  10. 10. The attack on Fort McHenry occurred on September 12, 1814 and lasted for the next two days. During the night, the flag could be seen periodically during the battle. The only time the flag could be seen was when the bombs and rockets lit up the sky.
  11. 11. When the firing stopped, the outcome of the war was uncertain. As the sun began to rise, Key was looking, hoping the flag would still be there. As he anxiously waited, he began to write a poem.
  12. 12. “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.”
  13. 13. “Or 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”
  14. 14. “Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave Or the land of the free And the home of the brave”
  15. 15. Little Known Words in the Lyrics • Twilight- light from the sky between full night and sunrise or between sunset and full night • Gleaming- to shine with subdued light or moderate brightness • Perilous- source of danger • Ramparts- protective barrier • Gallantly- showy in dress or bearing
  16. 16. The Flag • Standard size for that time. • 42 feet long, 30 feet wide. • ¼ the size of a basketball court. • 8 red stripes, 7 white stripes. • 15 white stars. • It was made big so it would be possible for the Brits to see it even from a distance. • Made by Mrs. Pickersgill, her daughter Caroline, her nieces, and her mother • She was paid $405.90 for the flag; that $3,400 today
  17. 17. The Star Spangled Banner • Written by Key; poem originally titled “The Defense of Fort McHenry” • Sang to the tune of a British drinking song “Anacreon in Heaven” • 1916- president Woodrow Wilson declares The Star Spangled Banner as the nations anthem and for it to be sang at naval academies and services
  18. 18. Pride in the National Anthem • Today, the Star Spangled Banner can be heard just about anywhere; school bands and sports events • People that sing it find honor and pride in it. • When we here the song, we think about what this country means to us and, who sacrificed to help make it that way
  19. 19. • What I have learned about The National Anthem is how the words describe a witnessing of people fighting for our country. I almost always think of parts of it like “gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there” but I had no idea that this was written while seeing a battle happening, and I can see it in the lyrics now
  20. 20. Bibliography • quot;The Star-Spangled Banner.quot; History of the US National Anthem. 2009. Jann Web Design. 27 Apr 2009 <http://www.gbjann.com/anthem/history.htm>. • quot;Fort McHenry.quot; Wikipedia. 2009. GNU Free Documentation License. Web.27 Apr 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_McHenry>. • quot;The Star Spangled Banner: Our National Anthem.quot; Home of Heros. 2008. HomeOfHeroes.com. 27 Apr 2009 <http://www.homeofheroes.com/hallofheroes/1st_floor/flag/1bfc_anthem.html>. • Baker.Vol.7.Detroit:UXL<2009.1467-1468.8 vols. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. DUPO HIGH SCHOOL(IL). 7 Apr. 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com> • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. springfield: Merriam-Webster Incorporated, 2004. Print. • Molotsky, Irvin. The Flag, the Poet & the Song. new york: Penguin Group, 2001. Print. • Taylor, Lonn, Kathleen M. Kendrick, and Jeffery L. Brodie. The Star-Spangled Banner: the making of an American icon. new york: The National Museum of American History, 2008. Print.

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