Tippecanoe And Tyler Too!
William Henry Harrison Memorial Trail
The 1840 presidential race between Democrat Martin Van Buren and his Whig challenger, William Henry Harrison, captured the nation's attention. Emotional and often unrestrained, it is considered the first modern campaign.
Harrison and running mate John Tyler didn't agree on important matters, including slavery and the role of the president. Avoiding these issues, Whig organizers focused on Harrison's image, selling him as an Indian fighter and a war hero.
Attacks on candidates were common. The Whigs became masters at turning these attacks to their advantage.
Eastern newspapers characterized Harrison as a simple man better suited to drinking hard cider in his log cabin than serving as president. The Whigs responded, casting Harrison as the log cabin candidate. Van Buren, in contrast, was the aristocratic and aloof incumbent.
The E.C. Booz Company of Philadelphia produced log bottles of "Old Cabin Whiskey" for The term "booze" resulted from the e items.
The Champaign Trail
Never had a candidate's party campaigned so feverishly, William Henry Harrison was sold to the American people
Organized around the famous slogan, "Tippecanoe
and Tyler too!" Wigs would hold rallies, often
getting supporters drunk on hard cider and
whiskey. Gimmicks such as rolling a ball from
one end of Ohio to the other were devised to
create excitement and attention. Harrison
Was the first candidate to stump, marching from
town to town addressing voters directly.
Erected by The Ohio History Connection.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, the Former U.S. Presidents: #10 John Tyler, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 39° 9.079′ N, 84° 45.144′ W. Marker is in North Bend, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cliff Road 0.1 miles north of Brower Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Cliff Rd, North Bend OH 45052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Ensign To Captain (here, next to this marker); The River And The Land (here, next to this marker); Harrison Tomb And Congress Green Cemetery (here, next to this marker); President Harrison
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.