Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tapestry of Grace Yr 3 Presidents

I was looking for a poem or a song for RyLee (ok all of us) to learn so we could memorize the Presidents. In my search I found a poem online at the Tapestry of Grace yahoo group, but it wasn't complete. So I googled *Ü* I love google!! I found the same poem from the yahoo group but this one is up to date, as of April 19, 2008. *Ü*

I do not know who wrote it, so I cant give credit where credit is due. If you know, please leave me a comment.

President Poem

George Washington leads them, the great and the true.
John Adams succeeds him and Jefferson, too.
Madison follows, and fifth comes Monroe,
with John Quincy Adams and Jackson below.

The term of Van Buren to Harrison's leads;
Tyler, Polk, Taylor, then Fillmore succeeds.
Pierce and Buchanan, and Lincoln in turn,
is followed by Johnson and Grant we discern.

Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur, and Cleveland we score.
Then, Harrison is followed by Cleveland once more.
Then, comes McKinley and the full dinner pail,
and one called "Teddy" who to Cuba, did sail.

William Taft his government began
and Woodrow Wilson, a marvelous man;
Harding, Coolidge are next in the rhyme.
Then, Hoover and the people had a very hard time.

F.D.R. was great in both peace and war;
Truman was striving for what we were fighting for.
The former General Eisenhower
brought the Republicans back to power.

John Kennedy's victory in the race
was for the New Frontier in the "Age of Space."
Lyndon Johnson led the people -- the free and the brave,
with a goal to achieve and a country to save.

Nixon swore to uphold our creed
of liberty, life and every man's need,
but by Nixon these rules were ignored.
So, to take his place was President Ford.

Then, came Carter with a cheery smile
to run our country "Southern Style."
Then, Carter's smile left his face,
and Reagan came to take his place.

"Dutch" stayed two terms, and Bush filled his station,
bringing with him a "kinder, gentler nation."
However, only one term did George H. W. Bush fill
when along came Clinton, known as Bill.

Eight years of great economic changes took place,
but Clinton's impeachment brought him disgrace.
The new millenium arrived with a close election.
The Electoral College chose George W. Bush as its Presidential selection.

G.W.'s term had barely begun when a national tragedy occured.
The terrorists' 9-11 attack on the U.S. of A. 'round the world was definitely heard.
Such barbarism brought onto our great nation
a sense that there needed to be retaliation.

It was in war with Iraq, the U.S. mightily did go
with determination that terrorism we might overthrow.
Then, through many challenging moments, the President held firm,
and he was elected for a second term


Dawne said...

Oh this is great, thank you for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

This poem is great. Thank you for sharing it.
Blessing in your homeschooling journey.

LisaWA said...

It is great isn’t it? I found one on the TOG yahoo groups... but was not complete... so glad someone finished it!

I’m glad to share.... Thanks for coming by!


Michele said...

That looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Michele B

Jennefer said...

Saving this one for sure! Thanks, Lisa!!! You are an amazing resource!!!!!