Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's Story provides a variety of stories about William Henry Harrison, including "Harrison's Military Career", "American Politics Forever Changed", and "The Log Cabin Campaign of 1840."
William Henry Harrison (1773–1841), who served the shortest presidential term, gave the longest inaugural address. Harrison was inaugurated on March 4, 1841, on a cold, wet day and, refusing to wear a hat or coat, caught cold. He then attended three inaugural balls in the evening. Harrison’s “Tippecanoe” ball was held at the District’s Carusi’s Saloon with approximately 1,000 people paying ten dollars each to attend.
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On May 9, 1813, General William Henry Harrison turned back a siege of Fort Meigs by Shawnee military leader Tecumseh and British General Henry A. Proctor. The fort, built under the supervision of Harrison in order to protect northwest Ohio and Indiana from British invasion, was located on the Maumee River above Toledo, Ohio.
On December 4, 1619, thirty-eight colonists arrived from England and ventured ashore to settle the land grant along the James River that became known as the Berkeley Hundred (Berkeley Plantation). They observed a prayer of Thanksgiving for their safe passage to the New World. Berkeley Plantation, built for the family of Benjamin Harrison IV in 1726, was one of several impressive James River plantations constructed during the first part of the seventeenth century.