The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president’s term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of William H. Harrison, beginning with his childhood in Charles City County, Virginia. Information about Harrison’s education at Hampden-Sydney College and his early career as a military leader is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Harrison’s military service during the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the Battle of Tippecanoe, and the War of 1812 and his political career as the Northwest Territory’s first delegate to the U.S. Congress, governor of the Indiana Territory, a U.S. congressman, an Ohio state senator, a U.S. senator, and minister to Colombia. Finally, students will learn that Whig president Harrison served the shortest presidency in U.S. history. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students’ fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.