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1 Star Spangled Banner Promotion Test Part 1

2 Origins Author: Francis Scott Key Published: 1814 Original name: The Defence of Fort McHenry Music: from a popular drinking song

3 War of 1812 United States went to war with Great Britain over: –Violations of US sovereignty –Lack of recognition in international commerce –Impressments of US sailors –Trouble with Indians along western frontier

4 US invades Canada US wanted to add Canada to US territory Invasion unsuccessful US troops burn Canadian capital, Toronto

5 History British burn Washington DC in retaliation for Toronto and plan attack on Baltimore Maryland

6 History 2 British plan to attack Baltimore and destroy all American ships and ship- building industry

7 History 3 Fort McHenry is vital to protecting Baltimore British must destroy or capture Fort McHenry

8 History 4 On September 7, 1814, Francis S. Key boards British warship outside Baltimore to help release a friend who is a prisoner

9 History 5 Key is forced to remain aboard until after attack on Fort McHenry and becomes witness to battle

10 History 6 British used incendiary weapons to try to blow up fort –Heated Shot –Explosive Shell (bombs) –Rocket

11 History 7 Attack went all night ending just before dawn Only light came from exploding shells and rockets

12 History 8 Throughout battle Americans maintained a flag flying above Fort McHenry Flag was enormous and had 15 stars and 15 stripes

13 History 9 When bombardment ended it was still night and no one, including Key could tell if the Americans had lowered the flag which would signal surrender

14 History 10 At dawn, sunlight revealed the huge flag still flying. British attack had failed Baltimore was saved Americans celebrated

15 Protocol 1 Anthem played and sung at: –Military bases at sunset –Sporting events –National holidays and celebrations

16 Protocol 2 When played, Americans should –Stand –Face the music –Salute –Remain silent

17 Protocol 3 Military Units –Stand at attention (sit at attention if unable to stand/ Present Arms Color Guards dip all flags except US Flag

18 Lyrics 1 O say can you see by the dawn’s early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming Questions the listener: Can you see the flag? We saw it last night at sunset WordsExplanation

19 Lyrics 2 Whose broad stripes and bright stars Through the perilous fight O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming Describing the flag Referring to the battle which might be won or lost Describes the flag bravely waving over the walls (ramparts) of the fort in defiance of enemy WordsExplanation

20 Lyrics 3 And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there Rockets and cannon shells fired by British ships at Ft. McHenry Lit up the sky allowing us to see if the flag was still up and the Americans still fighting WordsExplanation

21 Lyrics 4 O say does that star spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave Questions listener again: Is the flag still there? –Spangled = sprinkled, referring to the stars on the flag –Banner = flag Land of the Free = America, home of the brave = defenders of Ft. McHenry WordsExplanation

22 Music Media The Star-Spangled Banner (1942) Fred WaringFred Waring and His Pennsylvanians sing The Star-Spangled Banner in 1942 The Star-Spangled Banner (1915) More... A 1915 recording of the Star-Spangled Banner as sung by Margaret Woodrow Wilson, daughter of Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson The Star-Spangled Banner (1953) A 1953 instrumental recording by the United States Marine Corps bandUnited States Marine Corps Problems playing the files? See media help.media help Media The Star-Spangled Banner (1942) Fred WaringFred Waring and His Pennsylvanians sing The Star-Spangled Banner in 1942 The Star-Spangled Banner (1915) More... The Star-Spangled Banner (1953) A 1953 instrumental recording by the United States Marine Corps bandUnited States Marine Corps Problems playing the files? See media help.media help Wikipedia – Star Spangled Banner


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