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Political Parties Rap (Epic Remix) - Smart Songs

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NOW ON DVD!! (INCLUDES VIDEOS, LYRICS, QUIZZES, & AUDIO)! http://www.socialstudies.co...
Political Parties Rap
Epic Remix

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LYRICS:

Hey Hey, Whoa, Whoa Start the Party, Get Down, Everybody Now
(Listen Up Now, Party Means Dance, Time to Get in Your Political Stance)
Hey Hey, Democrats, Republicans It's Time to Party, Everybody Now

In our country, we are called Americans
And we can agree with each other on many things
But not on everything, there's lots of issues
Parties challenge each other with different views
Join with a party where your values are respected
Power in numbers to get your candidates elected
One of the two largest groups, the Democratic Party
Traditional symbol is the patriotic donkey
Generally, viewed to be those who think liberally
Figuratively, said to be on the left politically
Party believes government should be large in size
And nationally protect the well-being of our lives
Why how about the Republican Party?
The Grand Old Party, it's the GOP
Many from this party want the country more conservative
Believing government should remain small and be reserved a bit
And do things only that citizens on their own cannot
The elephant is the party symbol and mascot
Do you who you support yet? "Hardly"
Well maybe consider voting for a third party
Usually the underdog, and it's evident N
o third party candidate has ever been president
Some voters won't let that change what they decide
Start up the campaign; you're in for a ride

CHORUS

VERSE 2:
Well, the very first party in this country to exist
Was the party that was known as the Federalists
It was started by the man Alexander Hamilton
Wanted strong central government, that was his plan
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison did begin
A group called Democratic-Republicans
They cut spending and made state powers strong
Appealed to farmers who labored all year long
But in the 1800's, those parties fell apart
And the Democrats that we know today had their start
At their heart was Andrew Jackson who wanted social action
The vote of farmers and workers is what he was attracting
The faction that opposed them were Democratic foes and
Were known as the Whigs, a British name chosen
No, not those that you wear on your head
But those that said the government is limited
But then the Whigs began bickering before the Civil War
Some formed the Republicans in 1854
And the one to represent them: Abraham Lincoln
The first president to be a Republican
And though they've been changing, still change along the way
Republicans and Democrats are what we have today
They each hold primaries, party elections
And nominate the winners at the party conventions

Join rappers Shoeless Jeff & Scott Free as they throw a party to celebrate the political parties of the United States - as well as learn about their history. Start it up!

Written and Produced By: Shoeless Jeff & Scott Free
Beat: John Della Morte
Mixing and Mastering: Marc Antonio Pritchett
Camera: James Mills & Tim McCombe
Special Effects Supervisor: Steven Aguilera
Green Screen Tracking Coordinator: Chris Jay
Green Screen Pickup Shots: Christopher Marino

Dennis King..................Organ Player
Ciara McGovern............Balloon Girl
Jay David.....................Drum­mer, Andrew Jackson
Luis Rivera...................Break­dancer
Alfred Thomas..............Trumpet Player
Tanissia Sprull..............Argument Girl
Aaron Smith.................Argument Guy
Natasha Pearl Hansen...Agreement Girl
Rocky Myers................Agreement Guy
Jesse Dujardin..............Bickerin­g Whig
Garryt Poirier................Elephan­t
Lisa D'Alessandro.........Goldfish Dancer
Ashley Korbey..............1980's Party Girl
Carly Toth.....................Hilla­ry Clinton
Amber Barnett...............Push-Up Girl
Justin Schwan..............Party Mingler
Marvin Hernandez.........Party Mingler
Caitlin Mulligen.............Party Mingler
Carol David..................Party Mingler
Chris Marino................Party Hype-Man

Rollerskating Gang:
Chuli Joy
Steven Neumeier
Sarah Levin
Baron Jay Littleton Jr.
Evan Hembacher
Miss Ashley

Special Thanks:
Northridge Skateland
Sherman Oaks Little League Show less
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