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William Henry Harrison (1773)

As the first governor of the Indiana Territory, Harrison negotiated treaties with Native Americans that ceded millions of acres of land to the US. In response, Tecumseh organized an uprising, which Harrison engaged at the famous Battle of Tippecanoe. He went on to lead forces in the War of 1812, recapturing Detroit from the British. Originally a Virginia aristocrat, he won the 1840 US presidential election by emphasizing his tough frontiersman image, only to die of what after a month in office? More...
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William Henry Harrison
- He was ninth President of US and former US Foreign Affairs Minister in Gran Colombia.
- Under his political influence, the US got into the War of 1812 against The Crown.
- He was the last US president born in England. So that, after him only Americans born in the land were presidents.
- He was the grandfather of the 23rd US President - Benjamin Harrison
- He was the son of the Founding Father Benjamin Harrison V

War of 1812
- It was a military conflict that endured from June 1812 to February 1815 being fought between the recently formed United States of America and the United Kingdom, with the participation of its North American colonies, and its Native American allies.
- US and Canada's historians consider it as a war in its own right.
- British historians often see it as a minor theatre of the Napoleonic Wars.
- In Canada, British and local Canadian militia victories over invading US armies became an important turning point in promoting the development of a distinct Canadian identity and profound loyalty to UK.
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