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William Henry Harrison
Transcript of William Henry Harrison
- Harrison was determined to bring down Tecumseh
- Dispute followed through war of 1812 and ended at the Battle of the Thames
- Throughout the conflict and afterward Harrison had great respect for Tecumseh WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON The informative and monotonous tale of Prime William Post-Prime William Preface to William's Career Born February 9th 1773 in Ohio. He left home and tried to pursue schooling, although he dropped out when his father died and joined the army with help of his father's friend. Harrison Begins 1791: Joins Army
1794: Assists in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, learns how to command from General Wayne
1795: Signs Treaty of Greenville, officially ending the Northwest Indian War Interpretation of the Treaty of Greenville The Battle of Tippecanoe In an attempt to intimidate the Shawnee, Harrison was ambushed by the tribe and fought off all attackers in a brutal bloodbath earning Harrison the nickname "Old Tippecanoe" The Beginning of a War Hero - Detroit was lost at the beginning of 1812 (due to general's cowardice)
- The role of commander of the Northwest Army was passed to Harrison
- Made mediocre mob into disciplined fighting source, protecting settlements Tecumseh and Harrison Dispute Harrison was impressed by Tecumseh, thought he had great potential and even referred to him in one letter as "one of those uncommon geniuses."
Tecumseh and Harrison Taking Ground Harrison took the aggressive after the capture of Lake Erie, pursuing Tecumseh further. The Battle of the Thames Harrison caught up to Tecumseh on October 5, 1813 and won the Battle of the Thames, capturing it for the Americans and eliminating Tecumseh. Depicting the Death of Tecumseh Another Dip in Politics After Harrison resigned from the military shortly before the war of 1812 ended, he restarted his political run. - Harrison first ran for president against Van Buren in 1836 but failed
- Harrison ran once again in 1840 and won, riding on the failures of Van Buren and his own military career
- By 1841 Harrison went into office to begin his (short lived) presidency Political Cleverness Probably the most insignificant part of this Prezi. During Harrison's run, many would tease and say that an old man like him should be drinking hard cider and relaxing at his log cabin, Harrison then took this as a symbol for his campaign, directed to the "common man" Nothing says "vote for me" like apple drink and wood. On a cold and wet day, Harrison spoke the longest inaugural address reaching nearly 2 hours in length causing him to catch a bad cold. It is said that some of the audiences' legs broke from standing for such a long period of time Harrison's Death Harrison's cold had worsened to super pneumonia while he was barely progressed in his presidency, and on April 4 1841 he died from it. Only 30 days in office it was the "shortest lived" presidency in history, and the first death in office. THE FINAL EVALUATION AND SUMMARY big scary text In summary, I believe Harrison to be a hard working, determined and boring man. Here's why. HE FOLLOWED TECUMSEH TO THE BITTER END He started a conflict with Tecumseh, went into a war against him twice, and ended him himself. He was determined to take that life from the start on an almost grudge like campaign. HE PURSUED ONE THING OH YEAH, AND DIED FROM TALKING TOO MUCH How droll and tedious to follow one man to the grave, but even more proving of that description is the fact that he died from talking too much (mostly about himself) Prepare for bad marks You mad thesis? Works Cited