Category: US President
Benjamin Harrison was born on the 20th of August in 1833 in North Bend, Ohio. Benjamin Harrison was the twenty-third president of the United States of America and he served the nation from 1889 to 1893. His grandfather, William Henry Harrison, served as the ninth American president during 1841.
The early schooling of Benjamin Harrison took place in a single-room schoolhouse, close to his home, but later, his parents arranged for a teacher to assist him with his college preparatory education. In 1847, Benjamin Harrison and Irwin, the bother of Harrison, enrolled at the Farmer's College close to Cincinnati, Ohio. For two years, Benjamin Harrison attended the college, where he came across Caroline Lavinia Scott, his future wife, who was one of the daughters of John Witherspoon Scott, the science professor. Benjamin Harrison moved to Miami University in 1850 in Oxford, Ohio and he got his graduation in 1852
Benjamin Harrison had turned out to be a famous local legal representative, leader of the Presbyterian Church, and a politician in Indianapolis, Indiana. Benjamin Harrison served the United States at the time of the American Civil War and for the majority of the war he worked as a colonel. Benjamin Harrison was confirmed by the United States Senate on the 14th of February in 1865 as a volunteer brevet brigadier general to rank from the 23rd of January 1865. Then, Benjamin Harrison ineffectively ran for the governorship of the State of Indiana, but later, Harrison was elected by the Indiana legislature to the United States Senate.
Benjamin Harrison, who was a Republican, was chosen for the post of president of America in 1888, defeating Grover Cleveland, the Democratic candidate. The trademarks of the administration of Harrison include the incorporation of extraordinary economic legislation, as well as the 1890 Tariff Act or the McKinley Tariff, which enforced historic defensive trade rates, and the Sherman Antitrust Act, which prohibited certain trade activities.
Benjamin Harrison facilitated the formation of the National Forests in the course of an amendment to the 1891 Land Revision Act. Benjamin Harrison also considerably modernized and made the Navy stronger, and conducted an energetic foreign policy. Benjamin Harrison projected, in vain, central education funding in addition to the enforcement of voting rights for African Americans at the time of his presidential period.
Due in great part to excess income from the tariffs, for the first time, the expenditure of the federal government was arrived at one billion dollars during his presidential term. The spending problem in part had shown the way to the overcome of the Republicans during the midterm elections in 1890. Benjamin Harrison was beaten by Cleveland in his proposal for re-election during 1892, owing to the growing disapproval of the high federal spending and the high tariff. Later, Benjamin Harrison returned to personal life in Indianapolis, but afterward, he represented the Venezuela Republic in an international court case in opposition to the United Kingdom. Benjamin Harrison traveled to Europe in 1900 as a part of the case and subsequent to a short stay, he returned to Indianapolis. He died the next year due to complications from flu.
Benjamin Harrison died on the 13th of March 1901 at the age of 67 years in Indianapolis, Indiana.