Benjamin Harrison: Facts, Presidency & Accomplishments


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Though elected first into political office in Indiana, which state was Benjamin Harrison originally from?

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1. What was the original occupation of Benjamin Harrison?

2. What was so unique about the election of 1888?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Benjamin Harrison may have been destined to become an American president. Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of his background, elections, and some of the major accomplishments of his presidency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Early life of President Harrison
  • Details of his 1888 election
  • Harrison's contributions to the American military
  • Achievements from his time in office

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Benjamin Harrison
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how events influenced the decisions Harrison made during his term
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Harrison's legacy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the early life and presidency of Benjamin Harrison

Additional Learning

To learn more about the 23rd American president, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Benjamin Harrison. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the early influences on Benjamin Harrison
  • Define the style of Harrison's campaign for the presidency
  • Recognize the major accomplishments, and their lasting effects, of President Harrison's administration