Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Star-Spangled Banner by Margaret Sedeen

I had the pleasure of reading the book called Star-Spangled Banner by Margaret Sedeen. The book Star-Spangled Banner, covered from the birth of United States flag into the cold war, It based on true historical fact. In the book it starts talking about how the colonists were upset with the British. That the colonists wanted a revolution against the British. The reason for this was that the British were unfair tax in there stamps like money. Colonists rebelled and started a revolutionary war. This was the revolutionary war that began the United States. On September 1783 Benjamin Franklin signed a “Peace treaty with the British“(63). The revolutionary war was now over. The United States was now a country.

Something that I thought was interesting is that back then the US flag had fifteen stripes. ``May 1.1795 the flag of the United States be fifteen stripes alternate red and white” (51). Know it is thirteen stripes alternate red and white. To go back a little way’s on June 1776 Ms. Ross’s was asked to make the first American flag (43). It tells us about Pearl Harbor and how the Japanese bomed it during World War 2 (134). This made the US enter WW 2. Then it goes into the cold war. It shows us a picture of oil wells on fire because of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War (113).

I would recommend Star Spangled Banner to everyone. Who is interested in the history of the United States. It is truly a good book that I think everyone should read .

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