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Fancis Scott Key and The Star- Spangled Banner

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Transcript of Fancis Scott Key and The Star- Spangled Banner

By Noah Castro Francis Scott Key and The Star-Spangled Banner This event took place while President James Madison
was in charge. The Star-Spangled Banner wasn't always our anthem you know. Period 8 Here is how the song came to be. In 1804, Francis Scott Key was just a lawyer in Georgetown, MA. Francis had a family of 13 including him. His wife Mary, his six sons and five daughters. At the time however, Georgetown was a population of 5,000 a few miles away from The White House. The year was 1812, and The War of 1812 was in progress and it was pretty rough. Waiting in the predawn darkness, Key waited for the sight that would end his anxiety; the joyous sight of General Armistead's great flag blowing in the breeze. When day came, they saw that the flag was still there! Waiting in the predawn darkness, Key waited for the sight that would end his anxiety; the joyous sight of General Armistead's flag blowing in the breeze. When day came, the flag was still flowing in the morning breeze. This was where Francis lived back then. Georgetown, MA --- To conclude , I shall relate this event to the critical period.
If we lost that battle, we would be British property, and if the flag was destroyed, The Star- Spangled Banner wouldn't be our anthem. James Madison in office. Thanks for your cooperation! After Francis saw the flag, he decided to write a song about the event. He called it, The Star-Spangled Banner which went to the beat of Anacreon in Heaven with 3 verses. On March 3 1931, the 1st verse of the song became our national anthem. Four years later, the paper the song was originally written on, was bought at an auction in New York from the Walters estate by the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore for $26,400! Copywright 2013 NC Productions All Rights Reserved 2/7/13 Since May 30th, 1949, a U.S. Flag has waved over a monument over Keymar, Maryland. That was Key's birthplace. Waiting in the predawn darkness, Key waited for the sight that would end his anxiety; the joyous sight of General Armistead's great flag blowing in the breeze. When day came, they saw that the flag was still there! The battle took place in Baltimore where Fort McHenry was. Here to be exact. The Baltimore Flag House, a museum, now occupies her premises, which were restored in 1953.
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