Should We Change Our National Anthem to America the Beautiful? [Poll]
It has long been debated and it will continue to be a question asked. That question is “Should America the Beautiful be our National Anthem rather than The Star Spangled Banner?”
I believe it should. ‘America the Beautiful’ describes the beauty of our great country while ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ was written about conflict in 1812. To be more precise, the lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key. Key wrote the poem after witnessing the bombardment in Chesapeake Bay of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in the War of 1812.
Meanwhile, ‘America the Beautiful’s lyrics were written by Katherine Lee Bates and the song was composed by Samuel A. Ward. Bates originally wrote the words as a poem entitled ‘Pikes Peak’ in the year 1910.
Which song do you prefer?