The Battle of Fort McHenry

How We Became America: The Untold Story
American Battlefield Trust

The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain ultimately ended in stalemate. Yet in the aftermath of one U.S. victory, a poem was penned that would become the new nation’s national anthem. (Runtime 2:27)

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Maryland | September 13, 1814
Result: United States Victory
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