sábado, 31 de marzo de 2012

Shortest American president

Self-study activity:
Watch this CBS video clip on William Henry Harrison, the shortest president in the US history and answer the questions below.

1 How long did Mr Harrison stay in office?
2 Why was the 1840 campaign remarkable?
3 Why did Mr Harrison win so many battles against the indians?
4 What did he look like?
5 Why did he win the elections?
6 How many people voted in the elections?

You can read the transcript here.

1) thirty-one days 2) there was the first campaing slogan 3) his soldiers outnumber the indians 4) he was very tall and thin with a great Roman nose 5) Because he managed to identify with the social background of most voters 6) 80% of eligible voters