The Battle That Birthed Our Star Spangled Banner

Fort McHenry was Britain’s next target after successfully ransacking and burning Washington, D.C. The ENTIRE British Naval fleet was sent to Baltimore as it was at the time our primary port for commerce as well as military. Frances Scott Keyes was onboard one of those British ships.

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1876 – Our 1st 100 Years as the United States of America

Quick note about this post — there is a short and long version of U.S. history in this post for our first 100 years (you need to read it to find out why 100 years). The post is setup with an introduction, followed by a short history of our first

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