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RHYTHM, RHYME, RESULTS: 44 PRESIDENTS

This video and rap song teaches a list of the 44 U.S. presidents in order with pictures. By learning this song, students will have a greater grasp of the sequence of presidents in office.

This social studies song is suitable for elementary school students (4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade), middle school, high school, home school, and college classes.

Lyrics

Verse I
Memorizing presidents is going to take some effort
We’ll start with George Washington, Adams, and Thomas Jefferson
Then James Madison and James Monroe
Then John Quincy Adams like his father before

Next up we’ve got some interesting folks
Named Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, and Polk
The next four presidents that we’ll examine
Are Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, and Buchanan

Chorus
44 Presidents, White House residents
From the Revolution to the age of the Internet
(×4)

Verse II
Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves
Then we got Johnson, Grant, and Rutherford Hayes
James Garfield, Chester Arthur
Cleveland and Harrison; let’s keep going farther

Next up, we got Cleveland again
Then McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson
The next four, yeah you know who they are, it’s
Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and FDR

Chorus

Verse III
No presidents are from Wisconsin
Not Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, or Johnson
We’re getting near the end, but it’s not getting harder
It’s Nixon, Ford, then Jimmy Carter

Last four, we’re almost done
We’ve just got Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush the Son
Obama’s in the White House now
So hail to the chief and stand up proud!

Related Reading and Activities:

Presidents of the United States (POTUS)
http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/
The site contains detailed background information for each president, including election results, cabinet members and notable events. Also links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and presidential sites.

Presidents Name Game
http://www.sporcle.com/games/presidents.php
 
This site has great games, and this is one of the best. Presidents’ names must be spelled correctly and the game is timed. Older students will enjoy this as an individual or class activity.  



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The youngest president was John F. Kennedy. He was 42 years old when he was elected. President Ronald Reagan was the oldest president. He was 77 years old when he left office.


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