The War of 1812

Our national anthem began as a poem celebrating a battle during the War of 1812. The song is better known than the war. What was the fight about? Why would a country as young as ours become involved in another war against Britain?

 

Visit http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/thewarof18121.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now go to http://www.usflag.org/francis.scott.key.html. It tells about the writer of "The Star-Spangled Banner." 

 

 

 

Visit one more site: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/oldironsides.htm.

 

 

 

Extension Activity
Make an illustration of the Star-Spangled Banner below.