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The Great Baby Show

The great songwriter, Stephen Foster, is most known for songs such as "Campton Races," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home." However, Foster happened to be a member of the Demoractic Party. He was also an in-law of James Buchanan

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Tale of a Slain President

Most people would think the title of this post is about Abraham Lincoln or maybe John F. Kennedy. Our most faithful followers know that were are preserving the complete history of the American Republic's presidential campaign songs. 

The tale…

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Interracial marriage and VP Richard Johnson

Today when people think of VP Johnson, they think of Andrew or Lyndon. But in the 19th Century, Richard Johnson became the 9th Vice President on the ticket with Martin Van Buren. Amazingly, the electors from Virginia, refused to follow…

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The Civil War after the Civil War

Although the Civil War ended in 1865, it did not leave American politics. A review of campaign songs during Reconstruction show Republican candidates often using the war as a justification for their own election, more specifically always blaming the Democrats…

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The harsh attacks on Van Buren

Few sitting Presidents have had more songs written against them than President Martin Van Buren. His administration happened to take place during America's worst economic panic and his opponent in the 1840 Election brought about a new style of…

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Harrison and Liberty?

William Henry Harrison's 1840 campaign helped usher in the modern presidential campaign. Songs from the early republic were far more poetic, as represented by the song Jefferson and Liberty. The Harrison campaign probably had the most songs written for…

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Election Songs Grows! Listen and Learn

Election Songs will now feature lyrics from past Presidential Campaigns as we transform into the one stop resources for historians, educators and students. We will post vocal sketches for some of these songs as well, which will be valuable for…