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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2020 9:08 p.m. PST

""Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" became a popular campaign slogan in the mid-nineteenth century, promoting the Whig presidential candidate and war hero William Henry Harrison and his running mate, John Tyler. But decades before it became a political refrain in the 1840 presidential election, the battle it referenced helped drive Americans to war in 1812.

William Henry Harrison joined the army at eighteen in the early 1790s. He later became aide to Major General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, and participated in the decisive victory over the Western Indian Confederacy at the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers. After resigning from the army, Harrison became a territorial governor. A ruthless negotiator for Indian lands, Harrison procured some 3,000,000 acres for white settlement by negotiating with carefully-selected tribes…"
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