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Test Prep For Kids - "The Star Spangled Banner"

Want to test your kids’ reading comprehension? Try this.  Don’t give any information. Just let them do it without your input. You might be surprised. 216 more words

Test Prep For Kids

Jimi Hendrix and the Memorable Woodstock Anthem

There are many times in history when music made sense. Maybe it was the lyrics that resonated with the feelings of many or maybe the instrumentals created a sound so powerful for the people to hold on to. 183 more words


0739 The Star-Spangled Banner -Key/Smith (1780)

The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from the 1814 poem Defence Of Fort M’Henry written by Francis Scott Key. 92 more words


The Star Spangled Banner

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Today in history

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote new words for a well-known drinking song, “To Anacreon in Heaven,” to celebrate America’s recent victory over the British. 282 more words

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Definition #140 (Jeanne from Queens #12) A Poem Emerges

The Star-Spangled Banner took from 1812 to 1931 to become our national anthem.

The lyrics come from a poem written by Francis Scott Key more than a century before, “Defence of Fort McHenry.” He’d spent a night toward the end of the War of 1812 hearing the British navy bombard Baltimore, Maryland. 196 more words


Celebrating National Anthem Day in the U.S.A.

On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional resolution designating “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the United States of America. 406 more words