William Henry Harrison by BarkerC

Champion(s):

ESB


Runner(s)-Up:

ConnorA


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following related to America's 9th President.

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Questions:

Benjamin Harrison V, William's father, was a delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. What state did the elder Harrison serve as governor of from 1781-1784?

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Virginia

In 1790, WHH moved to Philadelphia where he studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of what signer of the Declaration of Independence, good friend of Benjamin Franklin, and Surgeon General in the Continental Army?

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Benjamin Rush

Having no taste or talent for medicine, WHH turned to a military career. He was assigned to the command of and soon became the aide-de-camp to what general, namesake of a major Indiana city and major Michigan county?

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"Mad" Anthony Wayne

As a U.S. Army leader in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, WHH was one of signatories of what treaty that forced cession of lands by Native Americans and opened much of present-day Ohio to settlement by European Americans?

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Treaty of Greenville

In 1799, WHH became the first elected (non-voting) delegate representing what non-state region of the new United States, where he championed the Harrison Land Act, lowering acquisition costs of land in the territory he was representing.

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Northwest Territory

As governor of the Indiana Territory, Harrison sought to repeal Article VI of the Northwest Ordinance, which would have legalized what practice in the territory under his governorship?

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slavery

In 1811, a large force under Harrison's command defeated the tribal forces under the leadership of Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa at Prophetstown, next to the Wabash and what other river, for which the battle would be named.

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Tippecanoe

During the War of 1812, armies under Harrison's command recaptured Detroit from the British and then defeated the British forced at what riparian-named battle near modern-day Chatham, Ontario that saw the death of Tecumseh?

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Battle of the Thames

Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1822 from the state of Ohio, WHH was given by his fellow "westerners" in Congress what endearing nickname, taken from Ohio's native (and poisonous) Aesculus glabra tree?

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Buckeye

In an attempt to deny the presidency to this Democratic candidate, the Whig Party ran WHH as their candidate in all of the "free" states except Massachusetts, while Hugh L. White ran in the remaining slave states except South Carolina. The plan failed (though a swing of 4,000 votes in Pennsylvania to WHH would have thrown the election to the House.)

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Martin Van Buren

Harrison's famous 1840 campaign was one of the first true "modern campaigns". Democrats attempted to cast him as an out of touch, provincial backwoodsman. Name either the dwelling or beverage that the Democrats attempted to use as an insult that the Whigs turned into a virtue.

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log cabin or hard cider

Yes, of course, Harrison is famous for the shortest term of Presidency ever, at 32 days. Many at the time blamed his illness on his 8,445 word inaugural address, which took him nearly two hours to read on a cold, damp day. Hilariously, what friend and fellow Whig, a noted orator of his day, had edited Harrison's speech for length

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Daniel Webster