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"'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 lyrics are from Robert Treat Paine, Jr., to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven" (the same tune as the patriotic song and future national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner".)

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.



*Silber, Irwin (1971). 'Songs America Voted By'. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books.

Category:1800 in the United States

Category:1798 songs

Category:Political party songs

Category:Cultural depictions of John Adams

Category:1800 United States presidential election

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