From the whole lot of things that we study about the history of the United States of America, if there is one thing that you cannot overlook, then it is the history behind the national anthem of the United States of America. A lot of things have happened over the past, and the national anthem has become one of the most conspiring things in the history of the United States of America. So here are some of the major facts that you have to know about the National Anthem of the USA.
Warfield is it birthplace:
The song was never composed with the intention of making it the national anthem of the country. Because the song was born in the war field almost 200 years back and it was composed by a man who still saw the American flag flying high despite all the odds in the war and instantly composed the song. That is how the song came into existence.
Francis Scott Key – the composer:
Francis Scott Key is the composer of the song. He was only an amateur poet when he composed the song, and the intention of Francis was not to write a poem though but to write a song that had a proper rhyme scheme as someday it would go along with the different song. So he worked it along with the lyrics of a different song and left it behind.
Francis was a lawyer:
Most people believe that since the song was written amidst war, chaos and bloodshed, they thought Francis had to either be a prisoner or a warrior. But he was a lawyer and not any of the above. The problem is that this misconception exists even today. He was assigned by the president to go to Baltimore on negotiating a case, and that is how he ended up there.
The Star-spangled Banner was not the real name:
First, when Key wrote his song, he did not give his song a title. Even when Key recorded it as official lyrics, he titled it as the Defence of the Fort M’Henry. Years later when the song was taken into the official record was hailed as the national anthem, it was then named as the Star – Spangled Banner, and that is how we call the song today.
Key was quite popular:
Of course, when the song was officially recognised as the national anthem of the United States of America, Key become popular. However, he already had even fame to be a part of the American history. Though he wasn’t politically motivated and had a different set of political perspectives, he was recognised as Key by most people as he a prominent figure and a lawyer representing his country.