Article on OurWhiteHouse.org Profiles Origins of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Try your luck at a few trivia questions about our national anthem: Do you know what battle inspired the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner?" Did you know our national anthem was originally given a different title? Why is the "The Star-Spangled Banner" played at baseball games?
You can learn the answers to these questions and more in the article "Star-Spangled Presidents" by Helen Kampion on OurWhiteHouse.org. On this fourth of July, why not take a few moments today to share the dramatic story of our national anthem' history with the young people in your life?
While visiting OurWhiteHouse.org, be sure to check out the vast array of other articles, resources, and activities that help young people connect with American history. And be sure to ask for the art and literature anthology Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out at a library or bookstore near you.