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1824 in the United States

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1824 in the United States

Events from the year 1824 in the United States.


Federal Government

  • President: James Monroe (DR-Virginia)
  • Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (DR-New York)
  • Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: Henry Clay (DR-Kentucky)
  • Congress: 18th
  • Main Event

  • March 11 – U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs formed by John C. Calhoun without authorization from Congress.
  • April 15 – To defend the Cherokees' possession of their land, chief John Ross petitions Congress, fundamentally altering the traditional relationship between an Indian nation and whites.
  • May 15 – A boiler explosion occurs on the steamship Aetna, en route in New York Harbor, killing more than ten passengers and injuring many more!
  • May 26 – Arkansas Territory split created Indian Territory.
  • August 16 – Lafayette visits the United States, departing on September 7, 1825.
  • November 5 – Stephen Van Rensselaer establishes the Rensselaer School, which is today known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world.
  • November – Andrew Jackson receives more popular votes than John Quincy Adams in the U.S. presidential election.
  • November 15 – Quapaw cede a considerable tract between the Arkansas and the Saline River.
  • December 1 – U.S. presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task to decide the winner (as stipulated by the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution).
  • December 3 – U.S. presidential election, 1824: None of the four candidates for U.S. President gain a majority of the electoral votes, so the election is thrown into the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • December 24
  • Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw Nation dies in Washington.
  • The Chi Phi (ΧΦ) Fraternity is founded at Princeton University.
  • Undated

  • Iowa tribe removed to a reservation in Kansas.
  • A treaty between several tribes and the United States Government establish a Half-Breed Tract in present-day Lee County, Iowa.
  • Harmony Society establishes the settlement of Economy, Pennsylvania.
  • Ongoing

  • Era of Good Feelings (1817–1825)
  • A. B. plot (1823–1824)
  • Births

  • January 21 – Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general (died 1863)
  • March 9 – Leland Stanford, United States Senator from California from 1885 till 1893. (died 1893)
  • March 26 – Levi P. Morton, the 22nd Vice President of the United States from 1889 till 1893. (died 1920)
  • April 20 – Alfred H. Colquitt, United States Senator from Georgia from 1883 till 1894. (died 1894)
  • May 16 – Edmund Kirby Smith, career United States Army officer who served with the Confederates during the American Civil War (died 1893)
  • May 23 – Ambrose Burnside, Union Army general, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and Rhode Island Senator (died 1881)
  • June 20 – John Tyler Morgan, United States Senator from Alabama from 1877 till 1907. (died 1907)
  • July 25 – Richard J. Oglesby, United States Senator from Illinois from 1873 till 1878. (died 1899)
  • References

    1824 in the United States Wikipedia

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