William Henry Harrison fue un político y militar estadounidense, que ejerció como 9.º presidente de los Estados Unidos, siendo el primero en morir en el cargo. Harrison murió de neumonía un mes después de acceder al cargo, finalizando así el mandato presidencial más corto en la historia de los Estados Unidos. Su muerte desató una corta crisis constitucional, crisis que finalmente resolvió muchas dudas acerca de la sucesión presidencial que la constitución dejaba sin responder ...
5 de feb. de 2023 · William Henry Harrison, (born February 9, 1773, Charles City county, Virginia [U.S.]—died April 4, 1841, Washington, D.C., U.S.), ninth president of the United States (1841), whose Indian campaigns, while he was a territorial governor and army officer, thrust him into the national limelight and led to his election in 1840.
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Give him a barrel of hard cider and settle a pension of two thousand a year on him, and my word for it, a Democratic newspaper foolishly gibed, he will sit by the side of a sea coal fire, and study moral philosophy. The Whigs, seizing on this political misstep, in 1840 presented their candidate William Henry Harrison as a simple frontier Indian f...
Harrison was in fact a scion of the Virginia planter aristocracy. He was born at Berkeley in 1773. He studied classics and history at Hampden-Sydney College, then began the study of medicine in Richmond.
Suddenly, that same year, 1791, Harrison switched interests. He obtained a commission as ensign in the First Infantry of the Regular Army, and headed to the Northwest, where he spent much of his life.
In the campaign against the Indians, Harrison served as aide-de-camp to General Mad Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, which opened most of the Ohio area to settlement. After resigning from the Army in 1798, he became Secretary of the Northwest Territory, was its first delegate to Congress, and helped obtain legislation dividing the Ter...
The threat against settlers became serious in 1809. An eloquent and energetic chieftain, Tecumseh, with his religious brother, the Prophet, began to strengthen an Indian confederation to prevent further encroachment. In 1811 Harrison received permission to attack the confederacy.
While Tecumseh was away seeking more allies, Harrison led about a thousand men toward the Prophets town. Suddenly, before dawn on November 7, the Indians attacked his camp on Tippecanoe River. After heavy fighting, Harrison repulsed them, but suffered 190 dead and wounded.
The Battle of Tippecanoe, upon which Harrisons fame was to rest, disrupted Tecumsehs confederacy but failed to diminish Indian raids. By the spring of 1812, they were again terrorizing the frontier.
In the War of 1812 Harrison won more military laurels when he was given the command of the Army in the Northwest with the rank of brigadier general. At the Battle of the Thames, north of Lake Erie, on October 5, 1813, he defeated the combined British and Indian forces, and killed Tecumseh. The Indians scattered, never again to offer serious resista...
Thereafter Harrison returned to civilian life; the Whigs, in need of a national hero, nominated him for President in 1840. He won by a majority of less than 150,000, but swept the Electoral College, 234 to 60.
When he arrived in Washington in February 1841, Harrison let Daniel Webster edit his Inaugural Address, ornate with classical allusions. Webster obtained some deletions, boasting in a jolly fashion that he had killed seventeen Roman proconsuls as dead as smelts, every one of them.
Webster had reason to be pleased, for while Harrison was nationalistic in his outlook, he emphasized in his Inaugural that he would be obedient to the will of the people as expressed through Congress.
But before he had been in office a month, he caught a cold that developed into pneumonia. On April 4, 1841, he died the first President to die in office and with him died the Whig program.
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William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States. Harrison died just 31 days after his inauguration in 1841, and had the shortest presidency in United States history. He was also the first United States president to die in office, and a ...
2 de nov. de 2020 · William Henry Harrison ha pasado a la historia del país más poderoso del mundo por se el presidente que menos tiempo estuvo en el mando, contando con 30 días de mandato.
William Henry Harrison. 9º presidente de Estados Unidos (1841) Nació el 9 de febrero 1773 en el condado de Berkeley (Virginia). Gracias a la influencia de su padre, el antiguo gobernador de Virginia, Benjamin Harrison, fue gobernador del Territorio del Noroeste, y en 1801 de Indiana.
William Henry Harrison dio el discurso inaugural más larga de la historia, con casi dos horas, en un día frío y sin abrigo. Sucumbió a la neumonía exactamente a un mes de iniciado su cargo. A los 68 años de edad, William Henry Harrison ha sido el presidente de mayor edad a la fecha, y el primero en morir en el cargo.