Adams and Liberty
"Adams and Liberty" is considered the first significant campaign song in American political history, and served to support incumbent Federalist John Adams in the 1800 United States presidential election.
The country is poetically referred to as Columbia, and enduring national greatness depends on avoiding the evils of mercantilism, French alliances (see XYZ Affair), and political faction. Other songs were used in subsequent presidential campaigns.
- "Timely Tunes". Voices Across Time, Timely Tunes. Center for American Music, University of Pittsburgh Library System, University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2017-01-08.