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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

William Henry Harrison

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation
(1776-1830)


William Henry Harrison
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.01

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    recuperate, brigadier, alliance, leadership, military, agreement, refused, ninth, defeat, treaty, political, extremely, government, prove, public, study
     content words:    William Henry Harrison, William Henry, Benjamin Harrison, This Benjamin Harrison, United States, Henry Harrison, Northwest Territory, Fallen Timbers, Native Americans, Indiana Territory


William Henry Harrison
By Jane Runyon
  

1     When you study the family tree of William Henry Harrison, it gets a bit confusing. William Henry was the son of Benjamin Harrison. Benjamin Harrison had served as governor of Virginia and signed the Declaration of Independence. William Henry was also the grandfather of another Benjamin Harrison. This Benjamin Harrison would become the twenty-third President of the United States. William Henry also had a great-great-grandson named William Henry Harrison. That's a lot of Harrisons with the same name to keep straight.
 
2     The first William Henry Harrison was born in 1773 in Virginia. He chose studies that would prepare him to be a doctor. In 1791, he changed his mind and decided on a career in the military. After training, he was sent to the Northwest Territory which you would recognize as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and part of Minnesota today. He served under "Mad Anthony" Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers. This battle cleared the Native Americans out of the area. It opened the land, now known as Ohio, to settlers. He resigned from the army in 1798 when he was appointed Secretary of the Northwest Territory. He became the first Congressman to represent this area. In 1801, he became the Governor of the Indiana Territory. He held this position until 1813.
 
3     Harrison's job as governor was to get the Native Americans to agree to sign over their lands to the government. The government wanted the land for the new settlers moving west. If the Indians did not do this peacefully by treaty or agreement, then he was responsible for protecting the settlers from attack.

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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

             A New Nation
(1776-1830)



United States
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    American Government  
 
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    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
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    After the Civil War
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    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
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    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
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    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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