|Covid-19|President: James Monroe (DR-Virginia)
Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (DR-New York)
Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
Speaker of the House of Representatives: Philip Pendleton Barbour (DR-Virginia)
March 30 – The United States merges East Florida with part of West Florida to form the Florida Territory.
July 1–3 – US House of Representatives elections begin in Louisiana and continue until the last elections are held in North Carolina on August 14, 1823.
July 2 – Denmark Vesey is hanged for plotting a slave rebellion in Charleston, South Carolina.
July 4 – A 24th star is added to the flag of the United States, representing Missouri which had been admitted on August 10, 1821.
August 22 – The English ship Orion lands at Yerba Buena, now named San Francisco, under the command of William A. Richardson.
November 9 – Action of 9 November 1822: USS Alligator (1820) engages three pirate schooners off the coast of Cuba as part of the West Indies anti-piracy operations of the U.S.
November 23 – The USS Alligator wrecks on Carysford Reef off the coast of Florida.
Ashley's Hundred leave from St. Louis, setting off a major increase in fur trade.
The first group of freed slaves from the USA arrive in modern-day Liberia and found Monrovia (see History of Liberia).
* Gist Masion is built in Wellsburg, West Virginia (used some 100 years later for the Brooke Hills Spooktacular).
A committee is formed to collect remains from the remote location where the Battle of Minisink had been fought in 1779.
The last major outbreak of yellow fever in New York City occurs.
Era of Good Feelings (1817–1825)
February 13 – James B. Beck, Scottish-born U.S. Senator from Kentucky from 1877 to 1890 (died 1890)
c. March – Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Ross, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, Union spy (died 1913)
March 16 – John Pope, career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War (died 1892)
April 27 – Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877 (died 1885)
May 18 – Mathew B. Brady, early American photographer (died 1896)
August 15 – James E. Bailey, U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1877 to 1881 (died 1885)
September 17 – Cornelius Cole, U.S. Senator from California from 1867 to 1873 (died 1924)
September 19 – Joseph R. West, U.S. Senator from Louisiana from 1871 to 1877 (died 1898)
October 4 – Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881 (died 1893)
Undated – Chief Red Cloud (died 1909)
August 28 – William Logan, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1819 till 1820. (born 1776)
1822 in the United States Wikipedia
Events from the year 1822 in the United States.