He was born in Texas inand brought up in Abilene, Kansas. He was very good in sports in High school and recieved an appointment to West Point.
Singing to the Oval Office: It is by that that we judge our nation and all its glory. But there is far more to America than the laws that were written and the conferences that were set - it is a far cry from what all of America is made up of. The political election is one of the main things that set America apart from any other land.
Our "fair and free elections" have been practiced for over years now, and are still going strong. The way our congressman, senators, and presidents have been elected is always amazing to study. It is much more than putting out a platform and having people vote for you or not.
The object of campaigning is to get your message across in various ways; or simply anyway that will make your thoughts remembered by the voters.
One method, which has been practiced for a couple of centuries, is the political campaign song. Songs about politics can be dated back as far as the 17th century. During the American Revolution many songs were dedicated to freeing America, British taxation, and honorary songs about American generals.
George Washington was a popular candidate for these songs. Looking back at these lyrics, it is easy to understand how Washington was unanimous choice for president. The power of a song to spread throughout the country is natural.
Irving Berlin's "Alexanders Ragtime band" was an instant success inand the same goes for political songs. Though not used much in the first campaign, or even the 2nd, by the time came around, it could be seen that the political campaign song would be an important part of a presidential candidate obtaining the "White House Chair".
It cannot be said that the campaign song was an important part of early elections; however, the slip to that argument would be the election of and the song "Jefferson and Liberty". Written by Robert Treat Pain Jr. Paine, in the previous election, wrote songs for John Adams but was obviously upset with Adams's abuse of power.
He switched sides and penned the song to the Irish tune "Gobby-o". There were many songs that followed in the following years about candidates, but none would receive much attention and were easily forgotten.
The next song that made somewhat of an impact on political elections was "Hunters of Kentucky". The song appeared inand was used in the campaign. It was a to the tune of "the Unfortunate Miss Bailey" and was written by Samuel Woodworth, author of the popular song of the day, "The old oaken bucket.
It was once again used in and other songs were printed, as well, most notably a pro song for J. It showed all of the horrible things that would happen if Adams was not elected. Most of the election was focused on slanderous comments by both parties, not campaign songs.
Jackson would win; it probably had little to do with is song, though.
The campaigns of and went by with little use of songs. More popular were the issues of the United States bank and the economy. But the election of set the tone for all political elections to come. This was the first campaign where songs played an important role - there were many - each used to portray a certain image to the American people.
William Henry Harrison wanted to portray the image of a common man that was born in log cabin and liked his "hard cider". One song of his went to the tune of "Yankee doodle", at the time, still a symbol of America. Another went to the tune of "Rosin the Beau", a song that came from Ireland and appeared in the 's in America.
The first time a song had a major impact on the outcome of an election was present. The song "Tip and ty", which used the slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too", was very popular.
It was written by Alexander Coffman Ross and put to the tune of "little pigs" According to Irwin Silber, the American Review called it, "in the political canvas of what the 'Marseillaise' was to the French Revolution. It sang Harrison into the presidency.
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