4. “The Star-Spangled Banner,” National Anthem
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Which line from The Star-Spangled Banner do you think best describes the United States?
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Prior to 1931, a few songs served as de facto national hymns, such as “Hail, Columbia” or “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” In March 1931, The Star-Spangled Banner, written during the War of 1812, became the national anthem of the United States. View the lyrics by clicking here.