Download e-book for iPad: Fort McHenry (Symbols of American Freedom) by Michael Burgan

By Michael Burgan

As American troops in castle McHenry effectively fended off assaults from the British military in the course of the battle of 1812, Francis Scott Key was once encouraged to jot down The Star-Spangled Banner, a poem that at last shaped the lyrics of the yankee nationwide anthem. fortress McHenry's brilliant presentation and highlighted fundamental assets illustrate the fort's very important position within the struggle of 1812, supplying the context for the nation's most renowned tune and explaining the significance of the citadel as a countrywide monument.

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