Life of Francis Scott Key
Marc Leepson talked about his book, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life and described the legacy of the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. A lawyer who argued over 100 cases before the Supreme Court, Francis Scott Key was originally opposed to declaring war against England in 1812. close
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David Ferriero Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Marc Leepson Author
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