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1834 in the United States

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1834 in the United States

Events from the year 1834 in the United States.

Contents

Federal Government

  • President: Andrew Jackson (Democratic)
  • Vice President: Martin Van Buren (Democratic)
  • Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: Andrew Stevenson (D-Virginia) (until June 2), John Bell (Whig-Tennessee) (starting June 2)
  • Congress: 23rd
  • Events

  • January 25 – Hillsborough County is created by Florida's territorial legislature.
  • March 11 – United States Survey of the Coast transferred to the Department of the Navy.
  • March 28 – The United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for his actions in defunding the Second Bank of the United States (censure expunged in 1837).
  • April 14 – The Whig Party is officially named by United States Senator Henry Clay.
  • June 30 – the 6th Indian Trade and Intercourse Act is updated and renewed Indian Territory is effective.
  • July 7–10 – Anti-abolitionist riots in New York City.
  • July 29 – Office of Indian Affairs organized.
  • August 11–12 – Ursuline Convent Riots: A convent of Ursuline nuns is burned near Boston.
  • November 4 – Delta Upsilon fraternity founded at Williams College.
  • November 11 – The rare 1804 dollar coin is struck by the United States Mint
  • Undated

  • Worcester Academy is founded as the Worcester County Manual Labor High School.
  • Franklin College is founded in Franklin, Indiana.
  • The Medical College of Louisiana is founded in New Orleans, which later becomes Tulane University.
  • Wake Forest College is founded in Wake Forest, which later becomes Wake Forest University.
  • The Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad is chartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, and begins construction.
  • Births

  • January 9 – Wilkinson Call, United States Senator from Florida from 1879 till 1897. (died 1910)
  • March 4 – James W. McDill, United States Senator from Iowa from 1881 till 1883. (died 1894)
  • June 28 – Samuel Pasco, British-born United States Senator from Florida from 1887 till 1899. (died 1917)
  • July 19 – Benjamin F. Jonas, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1879 till 1885. (died 1911)
  • August 27 – James B. Eustis, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1876 till 1879 and from 1885 till 1891. (died 1899)
  • September 5 – John G. Carlisle, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1890 till 1893. (died 1910)
  • September 6 – Samuel Arnold, conspirator involved in the plot to kidnap U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 (died 1906)
  • October 9 – Rufus Blodgett, United States Senator from New Jersey from 1887 till 1893. (died 1910)
  • December 6 – Henry W. Blair, United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1879 till 1891. (died 1920)
  • December 24 – Charles W. Jones, Ireland-born United States Senator from Florida from 1875 till 1887. (died 1897)
  • Deaths

  • February 28 – Isaac D. Barnard, United States Senator from 1827 till 1831. (born 1791)
  • May 20 – Marquis de Lafayette, French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War, died in France (born 1791)
  • August 24 – William Kelly, United States Senator from Alabama from 1822 till 1825. (born 1786)
  • References

    1834 in the United States Wikipedia


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