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Map of United States
  • Demographics
  • National Anthem
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Rose

National Flower

Today
Oct 20
Capital
Washington, D.C.
Leader
President Donald J. TRUMP
Area (sq km)
9,826,675.00
Population
321,368,864
Language(s)
English, Spanish, and more
Literacy
99.00%
Currency
US dollar (USD)

"The Star-Spangled Banner"

The United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," was adopted in 1931, with lyrics by Francis Scott Key and music by John Stafford Smith. Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics after watching America defend Fort McHenry in Baltimore after it was invaded by the British Navy in the War of 1812. The lyrics were then set to the tune of "The Anacreontic Song." Although there are several verses to "The Star-Spangled Banner," only the first verse is sung.

Video Credit: NH All State Mixed Choir

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