William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison was born February 9,1773 at Berkeley plantation on the JamesRiver in Charles City County, Virginia. Hewas the youngest son of Benjamin Harrison,a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Harrison was the first presidential candidate to actively campaign for office in his bid to unseat the incumbent Martin Van Buren. This was known as the "Log Cabin Campaign" and was said to have been a spectacle of slogan and slander.Harrison served the Old Northwest for Americansettlement through his Indian fighting and treatymaking. It was this reputation that led him tothe White House.
Let's take a trip to Berkeley plantation.