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He had no formal education
Spent 40 years in the military

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Mystery man
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Mystery man

Zachary Taylor
Fought so many wars
Gained fame as a general
in the U.S.-Mexican War
A hero after the
Battle of Buena Vista
Never shared his politics
Before he ran for office

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Mystery man
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Mystery man

Old Rough and Ready
joined the Whig party
From the South
The last President
To own slaves
To preserve the Union
he said he would hang rebels
He made southerners mad when
he took a moderate stance

He died his second year in office
Of not poison but stomach flu
He was too non-political
Hey isn't that a good thing?

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Mystery man
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Mystery man

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 1), track released February 21, 2011
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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