Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin HarrisonBenjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was the 23rd President of the United States, serving from 1888 to 1893. He was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the 9th President.

Harrison was a Republican. By keeping tariffs - taxes on imports and exports - high he was able to increase the amount of money spent by the government - for example, providing pensions for soldiers who had been badly injured in the Civil War. Six states joined the Union during his Presidency - North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming.

Followed as President by:

Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland

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