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“Harrison and Prosperity or Van Buren and Ruin”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Whig party's choice of General William Henry Harrison instead of Henry Clay at Harrisburg has made them seem particularly opportunistic. Whigs, indeed, nominated military heroes rather than ... More


“The Whig Party Seems Now Totally Broken Up and Dismembered”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The story of the first Whig presidential administration is a story of opportunity lost. Although it is a tale often told, most accounts have been biographical and have focused largely on personal ... More


William Henry Harrison

Steven G. Calabresi and Christopher S. Yoo

in The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300121261
eISBN:
9780300145380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121261.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the similarities between the Jackson administration and the Whig presidency of William Henry Harrison, particularly the same aggressive defense of executive power that is often ... More


William Henry Harrison, March–April 1841

Michael J. Gerhardt

in The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967797
eISBN:
9780199333264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967797.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Most people assume that William Henry Harrison, who died barely a month after his inauguration, did nothing of constitutional significance as president. In fact, he did. As the first Whig elected ... More


“I am President”: John Tyler, Presidential Succession, the Crisis of Legitimacy, and the Defense of Presidential Power

Aaron Scott Crawford

in When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190650759
eISBN:
9780190650780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650759.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

John Tyler was the first vice president in American history to succeed to the presidency upon the death of an incumbent president (William Henry Harrison), and few such successions have been as ... More


Forewarned, Forearmed

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.5
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about President William Henry Harrison's death due to pneumonia after just a month in office. Popular legend has it that Vice President John Tyler was momentarily stunned when ... More


Cider’s Last Hurrah

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter first describes the key role of hard cider in the 1840 presidential elections. Whig candidate General William Henry Harrison, who ran against incumbent Martin Van Buren, was promoted as ... More


Texas

Edward P. Crapol

in John Tyler the Accidental President

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872239
eISBN:
9781469602288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882726_crapol.10
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how John Tyler had his eye on the prize of Texas from the moment he entered the White House. Americans had long been interested in acquiring Texas. At the time of the Louisiana ... More


Clark

Gillum Ferguson

in Illinois in the War of 1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on William Clark, who replaced Brigadier General Benjamin Howard in command at Saint Louis. Major General William Henry Harrison suggested Clark, whom he knew from the days when ... More


Conclusion

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Stories of British involvement in Indian violence and slave insurrections stayed current in America's political and cultural bloodstream long after 1783. Continuing conflict along the Canadian and ... More


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