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Battle Of Tippecanoe

Although born to Virginia aristocracy, William Henry Harrison, the ninth US president, spent much of his life in the military in the Northwest Territory. He famously defeated the Indian chief Tecumseh at the Battle of Tippecanoe. He has the distinction of serving the shortest time in office: less than a month. He developed pneumonia and became the first president to die in office

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What Caused the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 was the result of rising tensions between the United States and Great Britain during the early years of the 19th century including the frequent impressment of sailors from American ships, interference with trade, and the belief that the British were encouraging Native American attacks on the frontier.

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Tippecanoe Monument: The Indiana General Assembly commissioned the construction of this eighty-five foot monument November 7, 1908 to honor the brave soldiers killed in action November 7, 1811 during the Battle of Tippecanoe. (Photo by Casito via Wikipedia)

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The Shawnee Prophet Tenskwatawa (1775-1836, shown) is said to have predicted the New Madrid earthquake of 1812, although some (especially Allen Eckert) have attributed the prophetic powers to his brother Tecumseh (1768-1813).

On November 6, 1811, American troops led by William Henry Harrison defeat the American Indian chief Tecumseh at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

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