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The Star-Spangled Banner Preservation Project

This recently expanded site from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History is intended to serve as "the most comprehensive on-line resource about the 186-year-old banner, which inspired the words to the National Anthem." The site offers a number of illustrated short essays, tracing the history of the flag and the national anthem and preservation efforts over the years. It also features several mysteries surrounding the flag that users can try to solve using primary sources and then read a historian's opinion. Educator information and teaching materials, and an online quiz round out the site. Users can browse the site's content via a menu on the left or access selected sections by scrolling over the flag on the main page.
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The Preservation Project
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November 19th, 1999
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April 7th, 2003 at 11:47am
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April 7th, 2003 at 11:47am
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