Benjamin Harrison

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Benjamin Harrison

  1. 1. Benjamin Harrison 23 rd president Republican 1889-1893 “ We Americans have no commission from God to police the world!”
  2. 2. Another electoral college nightmare!
  3. 3. We’ll be back!
  4. 4. Billion Dollar Congress <ul><li>Thomas Reed </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pension Act
  6. 6. Gettysburg memorials
  7. 7. Sherman Silver Purchase <ul><li>Bland-Allison, 1873: 64 to 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Sherman Silver, 1893: 32 to 1 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sherman anti-trust
  9. 9. McKinley Tariff
  10. 10. What else… <ul><li>Wounded Knee Ghost Dance </li></ul>
  11. 11. Turner Thesis
  12. 12. Johnstown flood-1889 <ul><li>killed over 2,200 people and caused $17 million of damage. </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison gets involved! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ellis Island-1892
  14. 14. Hull House-1889
  15. 15. 6 states add under Harrison <ul><li>Most since Washington! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Dakota-1889 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Dakota-1889 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Montana-1889 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington-1889 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idaho-1890 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wyoming-1890 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 44 states by 1892 <ul><li>Wyoming- Right to vote for Women!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Utah, OK, NM, AZ, HI, AK </li></ul>
  17. 17. As for Harrison <ul><li>First president to have electricity in the white house! </li></ul><ul><li>Great grandfather-Dec of Indep, Grandfather-President, father was congressman </li></ul><ul><li>Last president to have a beard! </li></ul>
  18. 18. First voice recording of president! <ul><li>Here it is </li></ul><ul><li>Died in 1901 </li></ul>

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