The Presidents of the United States!


George Washington was the first in the line.


Next came Adams and he was just fine.

Jefferson bought Lousiana for you and me

and sent an expedition there in 1803.

Madison fled the capital with First Lady Dolly

while the British burned the White House and said it was jolly.

Monroe had a doctrine that kept Europe away,

and we would force them out if they didn't obey.

John Quincy Adams was John Adam's Son.

So far, this has happened to only this one.

Andrew Jackson was tough as could be,

And that's they called him "Old Hickory."


Martin Van Buren had a Dutch name.


Harrison had a Log Cabin campaign.
Tyler became president when Harrison died.


Polk was a dark horse who went for a ride.


"Old Rough and Ready" fought the Mexican War

But Zachary Taylor didn't last four.

Milliard Fillmore had a funny name.


Franklin Pierce had no better fame.


James Buchanan let the south get away.



Lincoln brought it back, and it's still here today.

Andrew Johnson had to be impeached.

But two-thirds of the Senate votes couldn't be reached.

U.S. Grant had a name to be feared.



Rutherford B. Hayes wore a long beard.

James A. Garfield was in the wrong place.


Chester A Arthur had a funny face.


When a railroad strike stopped the U.S. mails,

Cleveland's troops put the trains on the rails.

Benjamin Harrison wore his grandfather's hat.

He served four years and that was that.

Grover Cleveland was really tough.

He came back for more because he hadn't had enough.

McKinley has a claim to fame:

Our highest mountain bears his name.

Roosevelt spoke softly and carried a big stick,

and he dug the canal with a shovel and a pick.

Willam Howard Taft weighed a ton.

Woodrow Wilson won World War One.


Warren G. Harding made himself heard,



but Silent Calvin Coolidge hardly ever said a word.

Herbert Hoover watched the stock market crash.


Franklin D. Roosevelt led the world's biggest clash.


Harry Truman dropped the big bomb.


Eisenhower put us in Vietnam.

Kennedy, for a president, was very young.

Johnson took the oath on Air Force One.


Richard Nixon was not a crook.


Ford let Nixon off the hook.

Jimmy Carter had a great big smile.

But inflation caught up to him after a while.

Ronald Reagan built the economy



but George Bush wouldn't eat his broccoli.

Bill Clinton put Lincoln's room up for sale.

He said he tried it, but he didn't inhale.



Now, Clinton's been there for eight long years,

And he's coming to the end of his career.

When the next man dances, Who will it be?

Will he come from Texas, or Tennessee?

Will honor and dignity be restored?

Or will he be as stiff as a board?

Will he have a risky scheme, or a plan?

A president's son, or his own man?

We have a job to do this year,

And the next election is almost here!



Who do you want to be the next president?