SAT Subject US History Practice Question 271: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 271

72. The Star-Spangled Banner was composed during the War of 1812 and celebrates the survival of

A. Fort Ticonderoga in New York
B. Fort Duquesne in western Pennsylvania
C. Fort McHenry in Maryland
D. Fort Sumter in South Carolina
E. Fort Vincennes in Ohio

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

Francis Scott Key watched the Battle of Ft. McHenry, which inspired him to write the words to the national anthem.

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