Tippecanoe and Tyler too

[ (tip-ee-kuh-nooh) ]

A slogan from the presidential election of 1840. “Tippecanoe” was the Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison, a hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. John Tyler was the vice presidential candidate.

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