Nov. 7 – Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too!

ryanAmerican History(BR), Bell Ringers

On Nov. 7, 1811, William Henry Harrison led an army which defeated a force of Native Americans near what is now Lafayette, Indiana. His victory gave him national fame. In 1840, he ran for president on the slogan, Tippecanoe and Tyler Too.

Harrison was the last president to have been born a British citizen, and, dying of pneumonia only one month after taking office, the shortest-termed president in the history of the United States.

  1. Are political campaigns a good way to measure candidates? What do we make of the notion of marketing candidates, rather than discussing issues?
  2. Of the 44 presidents, 12 have been generals. Why do you think this profession is so well-represented in the White House?
  3. No general has been president since Dwight Eisenhower. Does this say something about the changing values of the country?

Image Citation:

31, Oct. 2018, Tippecanoe and Tyler Too Poster [Digital image].  Retrieved from <>.