3National AnthemA national anthem is patriotic music that speaks about history, traditions and struggles of the peopleTo become a national anthem the song must be recognized by the nation's governmentNational Anthems are performed on ceremonial occasions and at some types of theatrical or sporting eventsSome National Anthems have no lyrics
5Patriotism Defined as love of one's country It is loyalty that all citizens show to their country or nationRed, White and Blue are our nation’s colorsPeople can show their patriotism to their country by singing songs, wearing certain clothes, and waving flags
6How did theStar-SpangledBanner become ourNational Anthem?
7STAR-SPANGLED BANNERFrancis Scott Key wrote the words to THE STAR SPANGLED BANNERHe wrote them on an English shipFrancis was trying to convince the British to release his friend.While on the ship, he watched the battle of Fort McHenry.When the battle was over, the American flag was still flying
8STAR-SPANGLED BANNERFrancis wrote a poem called The Defense of Fort McHenry based on what he sawIn June, 1889, Francis Scott Key’s poem was set to a popular British song .In March 1913, “The Star Spangled Banner became the National Anthem of the United States.
9The Star-Spangled Banner Oh Say! Can you see,By the dawn’s early light,What so proudly we hailedAt the twilight’s last gleaming?And the rocket’s red glare,The bombs bursting in air,Gave proof the the night,That our flag was still there.Whose broad stripes and bright stars,Through the perilous fight,O’er the ramparts we watchedWere so gallantly streaming?Oh Say! Does that star-spangled banner yet wave,O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?