July 24, 2014

Featured Image: The first great Western empire

The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America

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Featured Image: 1812 Declaration of War

By the President of the United States of America, a proclamation

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Today in History: The Star Spangled Banner

The original Star Spangled Banner "Museum"

Today in History–September 13–the Library of Congress features our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. On September 13, 1814 a lawyer named Francis Scott Key witnessed the British bombing Fort McHenry from Baltimore harbor and decided to write a song to commemorate what he saw. Uncover more of the story by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access learning activities and more primary sources. Bringing the “Banner” to Light Library of Congress blog post … [Read more...]