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Battle of Fort McHenry

And the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner

Cory Wilkes

on 13 October 2011

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Transcript of Battle of Fort McHenry

Battle of Fort McHenry Star-Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key Meanwhile... And the writing of the National Anthem -Wrote the Star-Spangled Banner
-Ambassador to British ship for negotiations
-Kept as prisonor as his country was bombed -British bombed & invaded the fort
-Bombings lasted for 25 hours
-At dawn, the American flag was lifted to show that the US had won -FSK wrote it as a poem when he saw the flag at dawn
-He titled it "Defence of Fort McHenry"
-Was named the national anthem in 1931
-http://www.usa-flag-site.org/song-lyrics/star-spangled-banner.shtml The End
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