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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 17 Terms 1. William Henry Harrison (1841)- was the newly elected president in 1841. He then contracted pneumonia and died after serving for only 4 weeks. John Tyler (“Tippecanoe and Tyler too ”) became his successor and served for the other weeks. 2. Daniel Webster- was the Secretary of State. Along with Henry Clay, was a leader of the Whig Party. 3. Henry Clay- was the king of the Whigs and the ablest spokesman in the Senate. He, along with Daniel Webster, was a leader of the Whig Party. 4. John Tyler (1841)- took over for William Henry Harrison, who died 4 weeks after entering the White House. In reality, he was a Whig, but a Democrat at heart. Ergo, he was in opposition to many of the Whig-like ideas. 5. The Carolina incident (1837)- In 1837, the American ship, the Caroline, was sunk by a British force. Washington officials made ineffective protests against the attacks. Three years later, a Canadian named McLeod was arrested and indicted for murder for claiming to have had a part in the incident. He was released, the tension eased, but in 1841, British official in the Bahamas offered asylum to 130 Virginia slaves who had rebelled and captured the...
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- Spring '11
- The Land, Prime number, William Henry Harrison, weeks. John Tyler, Santa Anna Mexican, 7. Texas Republic