Actually, they did. The poem originally was a riddle, ending with "who was Humpty Dumpty?" The answer was, "an egg."
Anyway, heres some facts about America:
George Washington was not our first president.That honor belongs to John Hanson of Maryland. There were also many other presidents before Washington- he was just the first one under the current constitution. The others were under the Articles of confederation, our previous constitution, in which the president and congress weren't paid.
St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest city in America. On a related note, Juan Ponce De Leon was the first person to land in what is now the United States, not Christopher Columbus. Juan was searching for the fountain of youth.
Despite the fact that for the past century our presidents have been only republican or democrat, we have at least twenty eight ballot-qualified parties, and two hundred fourteen state-level parties.
There is a mysterious colony in America called Roanoke. It was established the year 1585 with an extremely small amount of people and supplies, but was promised that more would come by 1586. However, none came, but what did come was one Sir Francis Drake, who (after a successful raid in the Caribbean,) decided to stop there. He offered to take some of them back to England, which some did. They introduced maize, tobacco, and potatoes to england. Soon after his departure, though, the relief fleet finally came- to find the island abandoned. They left some colonists, but took most back to England. In 1587, a new group of one hundred fifteen settlers came, but found nothing but a skeleton. The settlers re-established Roanoke. No help for them arrived for about three years though, and when they did arrive, it was again abandoned. There was no sign of struggle, and the only clue was the word "CROATOAN" carved into a fence post. As such, they were going to go to Croatoan (now Hatteras) island, but a storm came, so they were unable to search. They left the next day. To this day, no one knows what happened.