Learning Lincoln On-line

Topic Sets to Study Abraham Lincoln His Life and Before the Civil War

CONTENTS SET D:

Topic Fifty-four:  The Presidential Oath and  Song- Hail to the Chief &The United States National Anthem  ACTIVITY HOME PAGE

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The Marines' Own Song:  Hail to the Chief  &  The Presidential Oath

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE OATH OF OFFICE ACTIVITY PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR THE "UNITED STATES NATIONAL ANTHEM" ACTIVITY PAGE

Go to the three activities and work through them to get a feel of what it would be like to be the President:

 

"I do solemnly swear" 
Presidential Inaugurations
President for the Day! If You Were President
 

1.  The President has his own special "song" called "Hail to the Chief."   Listen to its' original form and then compare that to the other versions in these links.  Decide which you think sounds best for a President making an entrance into a room or auditorium.
Click these two sound links and listen up for your decision:

 
Why "Hail to the Chief" Lyrics are never sung

(CNN Article)
 

"Hail to the Chief "Different Versions

2.  Go to the list of Presidents in the "Presidential Profiles" site;   Select 5 Presidents (excluding the present President, Mr. Bush), and go to the Grolier resource that you like best to read about the Presidents you have chosen.  Scan the articles to see what kind of information is provided.
 

3.  Download the "Greatest President Comparison Chart (GPCC)"
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.  Score the "GPCC"