Tennessee State Capitol Building – Nashville, TN


March 07, 2010 – Tennessee State Capitol Building

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Loved visiting the Tennessee State Capitol Building!  There was a giant tour going on, and so there were people milling about everywhere.  We didn’t get to tour the inside, due to it being closed on the weekend, but apparently the tour group had arranged beforehand to be able to tour the inside.  We thought about diving in at the end of the line, but we didn’t.  ;)

We also loved the grounds which were quite picturesque with so much to see, for such a tiny capitol building.


“In 1844, the Democrats were split
The three nominees for the presidential candidate
Were Martin Van Buren, a former president and an abolitionist
James Buchanan, a moderate
Louis Cass, a general and expansionist
From Nashville came a dark horse riding up
He was James K. Polk, Napoleon of the Stump

Austere, severe, he held few people dear
His oratory filled his foes with fear
The factions soon agreed
He’s just the man we need
To bring about victory
Fulfill our manifest destiny
And annex the land the Mexicans command
And when the votes were cast the winner was
Mister James K. Polk, Napoleon of the Stump

In four short years he met his every goal
He seized the whole southwest from Mexico
Made sure the tarriffs fell
And made the English sell the Oregon territory
He built an independent treasury
Having done all this he sought no second term
But precious few have mourned the passing of
Mister James K. Polk, our eleventh president
Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump”


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