Henry Harrison Leadership

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Other presidents did not meet most, if not any of this criteria. For example, William Henry Harrison was the ninth president and was only in office for a month due to his death caused by pneumonia. “Franklin Pierce supported the Kansas-Nebraska act which allowed popular sovereignty, which meant the people living in the territory should decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery. This repealed the Compromise of 1850 causing violence in this area between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery which was later named Bleeding Kansas”(History.com). Another president who was considered one of the worst due to his views on slavery was James Buchanan. “Buchanan supported the Dred Scott decision which allowed popular sovereignty and denied African …show more content…
He set the foundation for the other presidents to come and was well respected even before his presidency. His leadership skills in the American Revolution proved to everyone he was more than capable to not only run the nation, but help create it. His ability to keep the struggling colonial army together even when they had not much experience or supplies showed how he could motivate people and see through even the toughest of problems. “At the war’s end, he turned down offers to become king, and returned to Mount Vernon. He was a prime mover behind the Constitutional Convention in 1787, and served two terms as President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.” (D Twohig, 5) “During his presidency he supported Alexander Hamilton's Federalist financial plans. Which included the first national bank and a tax on whisky. The tax on whiskey ultimately lead to the Whisky Rebellion where he mobilized troops against them.”( Newman and Schmalbach. 1 ). This showed the amount of power the new national government had and how it would suppress to violent resistance to its laws. He nominated the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. With that he set up the Cabinet system which allowed the president to receive different opinions and advice on decisions and issues helping him run the nation. “Washington believed that divergent views were critical for the health of the new government”( History.com Staff). Some other accomplishments included the signing of the Jay Treaty to formalize trade relations with the British. The 11th Amendment, Bill of Rights, and Residence Act was passed during his presidency which improved America. As well as the Judiciary Acts that established the Judicial Courts and the Proclamation of Neutrality which set legal consequences for anyone who helped the opposing nation during a war. Washington Strengthened the navy to protect American