At the end of the tutorial, students will be able to:
Over the course of the brief 2 and a half year war, the United States and England accomplished very little. The United States, despite a poor military performance in the land phase of the war, were able to control enough of the waterways around the country to convince the British that further fighting was not going to solve anything. By the time the Treaty of Ghent was signed at the end of 1814, both sides agreed to the idea of "status quo, ante-bellem," the way things were before the war. Even the most impressive United States victory of the war, this at the Battle of New Orleans with troops led by Andrew Jackson, was made insignificant as it came after the peace treaty had already been agreed to.
As you watch this video of The Star Spangled Banner, I have included some key notations at points during the video. Follow this timing sequence as you watch (Please note that I am not responsible for the advertising that appears at the beginning of this. Just click on the "x" to make the add disappear):
0:02 - Sung at Super Bowl 25 held at Tampa Stadium, in Tampa Bay, Florida
0:29 - There is some debate as to whether or not she lip-synced this. Decide for yourselves.
1:00 - During the National Anthem, the U.S. flag must be higher than all others being presented.
1:38 - That is why all other flags are "dipped" at the start of the anthem.
2:30 - What had just started that explains the patriotic fervor in the stadium that night?