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Section 4: The War of 1812 Erupts

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Tecumseh http://www.infoplease.com/ ce6/ people/ A0848042.html
Brief overview of the Shawnee chief's activities in organizing Native American resistance to the expansion of white settlers.

Old Hickory http://www.pbs.org/ wnet/ historyofus/ web03/ segment6.html
Historical account of Andrew Jackson's rise out of war and poverty to the status of national hero and president of the United States.

The "Log Cabin" Campaign President http://www.americanpresident.org/ history/ williamhharrison/
Biography of war hero and politician William Henry Harrison, who died one month into his presidency. Site covers his career as a military commander and what his record-length presidential inaugural speech shows about his plans for his presidency.