The War of 1812
Our national anthem began as a poem celebrating
a battle during the War of 1812. The song is better known than
the war. What was the fight about? Why would
a country as young as ours become involved in another war against
Why was the United States irritated with the British?
the War Hawks want to go to war?
How did the war go for America
What happened to Washington, D.C., in 1814?
Andrew Jackson's victory in New Orleans.
Explain the practice of impressment.
What did Thomas Jefferson hope to accomplish by passing the Embargo
It tells about the writer of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Now go to http://www.usflag.org/francis.scott.key.html
Francis Scott Key and why did he go to Baltimore?
him to write "and the flag was still there"?
When was Key's poem
adopted as our national anthem?
Visit one more site: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/oldironsides.htm
Why can the USS Constitution
be called a national ship?
Why was she important to the War of
Why was she nicknamed "Old Ironsides"?
Make an illustration of the Star-Spangled Banner on the back of
War of 1812 Teacher's Notes
Grade Levels: 58
Learn about the "Star-Spangled Banner" and the War of 1812
Scan text for specific information
Use the Internet to locate historical information
Play a sound file on the Internet
Time Required: 12 class periods