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1833 in the United States

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1833 in the United States

Events from the year 1833 in the United States.

Contents

Federal Government

  • President: Andrew Jackson (D-Tennessee)
  • Vice President: vacant (until March 4), Martin Van Buren (Democratic-New York) (starting March 4)
  • Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: Andrew Stevenson (D-Virginia)
  • Congress: 22nd (until March 4), 23rd (starting March 4)
  • January–March

  • January 1 – Haverford College, located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, is founded by Quakers of the Society of Friends.
  • March 2 – President Andrew Jackson signs the Force Bill, which authorizes him to use troops to enforce Federal law in South Carolina.
  • March 4 – Andrew Jackson is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.
  • April–June

  • May 11 – French-American farmhand Antoine le Blanc murders family of three.
  • June 6 – Andrew Jackson becomes the first U.S. President to ride a railroad train.
  • July–September

  • July 29 – Old State Bank erected in Decatur, Alabama.
  • August 12 – The city of Chicago is established at the estuary of the Chicago River by 350 settlers.
  • August 20 – Future President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is born in Ohio. From this date until the death of former U.S. President James Madison on June 28, 1836, there are a total of 19 living Presidents of the United States (3 former, 1 current, and 15 known future); more than any other time period in U.S. history.
  • September 2 – Oberlin College is founded in Oberlin, Ohio by John Shipherd and Philo P. Stewart.
  • October–December

  • November 12–13 – Stars Fell on Alabama: A spectacular occurrence of the Leonid meteor shower is observed in Alabama.
  • November 24 – Psi Upsilon is founded at Union College, becoming the fifth fraternity in the United States.
  • December
  • American Anti-Slavery Society founded in Philadelphia by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan.
  • Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society is founded; founder members include Sarah Mapps Douglass, Charlotte Forten Grimké and Hetty Reckless.
  • Ongoing

  • Nullification Crisis (1832–1833)
  • Births

  • February 6 – J. E. B. Stuart, United States Army officer who later became a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War (died 1864)
  • March 9 – Thomas W. Osborn, United States Senator from Florida from 1868 till 1873. (died 1898)
  • August 7 – Powell Clayton, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1868 till 1871. (died 1914)
  • August 20 – Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States from 1889 till 1893. (died 1901)
  • September 21 – James Harvey, United States Senator from Kansas from 1833 till 1873. (died 1894)
  • November 12 – John Martin, United States Senator from Kansas from 1893 till 1895. (died 1913)
  • November 13 – Edwin Booth, actor (died 1893)
  • December 6 – John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War (died 1916)
  • December 20 – Samuel Mudd, physician imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (died 1883)
  • December 29 – John James Ingalls, United States Senator from Kansas from 1873 till 1891. (died 1900)
  • Deaths

  • May 19 – Josiah S. Johnston, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1824 till 1833. (born 1784)
  • References

    1833 in the United States Wikipedia


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