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Key, Francis Scott with Introductory...: Poems of the Late Franc

Key, Francis Scott with Introductory...: Poems of the Late Franc
Key, Francis Scott with Introductory by Chief Justice Taney; Poems of the Late Francis S. Key, Esq (Contains Star Spangled Banner Defence of Fort McHenry ,)
Overall Condition is: fair Original Text block tight some penciling READING COPY
contains the poem: The Star Spangled Banner with Introductory by Chief Justice Taney. Binding is starting to separate. Reading Copy Only. died 1843 The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from Defence of Fort McHenry ,[1] a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. Francis Scott Key wrote new words for a well-known drinking song, To Anacreon in Heaven, to celebrate America's recent victory over the British. However, only in 1931, following a twenty-year effort during which more than forty bills and joint resolutions were introduced in Congress, was a law finally signed proclaiming The Star Spangled Banner to be the national anthem of the United States. The Star-Spangled Banner was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889 and the President in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. 301), which was signed by President Herbert. presently in the Library of Congress a copy, one of only five known to have been made by Key, is the earliest of four dating from the period 1840-1842 near the end of his life. Scarce I believe this to be one of the earliest books printed containing the Star Spangled Banner in book form available to purchase.

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