Comparison Of Harrison's Log Cabin And Hard Cider Campaign

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By 1840 Van Buren could no longer count and the swing voters for their in the upcoming election. Running against him was William Henry Harrison who had been running since his defeat 4 years earlier. Old Tippecanoe come for a political family as well as being an officer in the Battles of Tippecanoe and Thames. Although Harrison wanted to improve roads and harbors many didn’t know what he actually stood for. Because Harrison was so old his rival, Henry Clays, supports suggested that he retire to and log cabin and enjoy his hard cider. But in turn he used this to his advantage by adopting his “Log Cabin and Hard Cider Campaign” that appealed to the masses as well as his slogan Tippecanoe and Tyler Too. When the totals came in Harrison crushed

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