The anthem, or national song, of the United
States of America is "The Star-Spangled Banner". It was written by
Francis Scott Key. Around the time it was written, America had been
involved in the War of 1812 against Britain. Francis Scott Key
watched one of the battles in 1814 and wrote the poem that later became
the U.S. anthem. The words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" are below.
O' say! can you see, by the dawn's
What so proudly we hailed at the
twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright
stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were
so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the
bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that
our flag was still there.
O' say, does that Star-Spangled
Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the
home of the brave?
Congress made "The Star-Spangled Banner"
the official anthem of the United States on March 4, 1931. The song
honors our country. When people hear this song, they often sing
along and stand at attention. Many people in the United States feel
proud when they hear or sing this song. It is a national symbol of
Use the above information to complete the
1. Another word for a national song
2. The anthem for the United States
of America is called "The
3. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was
written by Francis Scott
True or False?
4. The anthem was always a song.
5. "The Star-Spangled Banner" became
the official U.S. anthem in 1814.
6. Congress was responsible for
making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official U.S. anthem.
7. Singing or hearing "The
Star-Spangled Banner" causes many Americans to feel proud of their
8. The first line of "The
Star-Spangled Banner" is "O'say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet
9. "The Star-Spangled Banner" is a
patriotism for American citizens.
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