The presidency of William Henry Harrison was brief. In 1840,
Harrison won the Whig nomination over Senator Henry Clay of
Kentucky. Harrison was a war hero – the Whigs saw him as a Jackson
type – and he was packaged as a patriotic frontiersman. The
dominant campaign slogan was “tippecanoe and Tyler too” – a
reference to Harrison's military service and the vice presidential
candidate John Tyler of Virginia. The Whig ticket proved
victorious, winning 234 electoral votes to Martin Van Buren's 60.
Harrison did not serve long, however. Harrison delivered his
inaugural address in the cold and wet. And he did so under-dressed.
He promised that he would serve but one term and to limit his use
of the veto. Harrison would not have the …
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Richert, Lucas Paul. "Presidency of William Henry Harrison". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 January 2009
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