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Our 23rd president, Benjamin Harrison, accomplished much in his presidency. He helped to shape our foreign policy, and even attributed to the expansion of our country.
Benjamin Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio on August 20, 1833 to John Scott Harrison and Elizabeth Irwin Harrison. He had three brothers and four sisters. Harrison was the great-grandson of Colonel Benjamin Harrison of Virginia, a signer of the declaration of Independence. In addition to that, Harrison’s grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the ninth president of the United States. Even his father served as a congressman for some time. As a child, Harrison hunted, hauled wood, fished, and tended livestock. He was taught at home by private tutors and attended Farmers College, a prep school in Cincinnati, for two years. He then went on to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating at the top of his class in 1852. Harrison went on and decided to study law and married his wife Caroline Scott, whom he met in college, in 1853.
After passing the Ohio bar exam in 1854 Benjamin and Caroline moved to Indianapolis an...


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