1792 in the United States
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|1792 in the United States|
|Years:||1789 1790 1791 – 1792 – 1793 1794 1795|
13 stars, the Betsy Ross version (1777–95)
Events from the year 1792 in the United States.
- President: George Washington
- Vice President: John Adams (Federalist)
- Chief Justice: John Jay
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (Pro-Admin.-Connecticut)
- Congress: 2nd
- February 20 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
- March 20 – A new capital of North Carolina and county seat of the newly formed Wake County is established after North Carolina State Senator and surveyor William Christmas submits his design for the city. A few months later the capital is officially named Raleigh in honor of Sir Walter Raleigh.
- April 2 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
- April 5 – United States President George Washington vetoes a bill designed to apportion representatives among U.S. states. This is the first time the presidential veto is used in the United States.
- May 10 – Union Bank is founded in Boston. In 1925 it merges with State Street Trust Company, now known as the State Street Corporation
- May 11 – Robert Gray's Columbia River expedition: Captain Robert Gray becomes the first explorer to enter the Columbia River.
- May 17 – The Buttonwood Agreement is signed, beginning the New York Stock Exchange.
- June 1 – Kentucky becomes the 15th state of The United States of America (see History of Kentucky).
- October 12 – The first Columbus Day celebration in the United States is held in New York City, 300 years after his arrival in the New World.
- October 13 – Foundation of Washington, D.C.: The cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion, known as the White House after 1818, is laid.
- October 29 – Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after British Admiral Lord Hood by Lt. William Broughton of the Vancouver Expedition, who spots the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
- December 3 – George Washington is re-elected President of the United States.
- George Anschutz constructs the first blast furnace in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Shiloh Meeting House, predecessor of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, is founded.
- Northwest Indian War (1785–1795)
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- July 10 - George M. Dallas, 11th Vice President of the United States from 1845 till 1849. (died 1864)
- September 7 - David J. Baker, United States Senator from Illinois in 1830. (died 1869)
- November 15 - Isaac Toucey, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1851 till 1857. (died 1869)
- December 5 - James Guthrie, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1865 till 1868. (died 1869)
- Date Unknown - Robert H. Adams United States Senator from Mississippi in 1830. (died 1830)
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- July 18 – John Paul Jones, British-born sailor and the United States's first well-known naval fighter in the American Revolution. (born 1747)
- October 7 – George Mason, patriot, statesman and delegate (born 1725)
- Edward Thornton. The United States through English Spectacles in 1792-1794. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 9, No. 2 (July, 1885), pp. 214–222.
- Narrative of John Heckewelder's Journey to the Wabash in 1792. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 12, No. 2 (July, 1888), pp. 165–184.
- Lists of Foreigners Who Arrived at Philadelphia, 1791-1792. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 24, No. 2 (1900), pp. 187–194.
- Max Farrand. The First Hayburn Case, 1792. The American Historical Review, Vol. 13, No. 2 (January, 1908), pp. 281–285.
- F. W. Howay, T. C. Elliott. Voyages of the "Jenny" to Oregon, 1792-94. Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 3 (September, 1929), pp. 197–206.
- J. Neilson Barry. Broughton, up Columbia River, 1792. Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 4 (December, 1931), pp. 301–312.
- Lawrence Kinnaird. The Significance of William Augustus Bowles' Seizure of Panton's Apalachee Store in 1792. The Florida Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 3 (January, 1931), pp. 156–192.
- J. Neilson Barry. Columbia River Exploration, 1792. Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 1 (March, 1932), pp. 31–42.
- Harold Kirker. The New Theater, Philadelphia, 1791-1792. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 22, No. 1 (March, 1963), pp. 36–37.
- Loren K. Ruff. Joseph Harper and Boston's Board Alley Theatre, 1792-1793. Educational Theatre Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1 (March, 1974), pp. 45–52.
- James P. Whittenburg. "The Common Farmer (Number 2)": Herman Husband's Plan for Peace between the United States and the Indians, 1792. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 34, No. 4 (October, 1977), pp. 647–650.
- R. David Edmunds. "Nothing Has Been Effected": The Vincennes Treaty of 1792. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 74, No. 1 (March 1978), pp. 23–35.
- Helen Hornbeck Tanner. The Glaize in 1792: A Composite Indian Community. Ethnohistory, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Winter, 1978), pp. 15–39.
- James P. Walsh. "Mechanics and Citizens": The Connecticut Artisan Protest of 1792. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 42, No. 1 (January, 1985), pp. 66–89.
- Michael L. Kennedy. A French Jacobin Club in Charleston, South Carolina, 1792-1795. The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 91, No. 1 (January, 1990), pp. 4–22.
- Don Alexander Hawkins. The Landscape of the Federal City: A 1792 Walking Tour. Washington History, Vol. 3, No. 1, Special Bicentennial Issue: Washington D.C., 1791-1991 (Spring/Summer, 1991), pp. 10–33.
- David J. Cowen. The First Bank of the United States and the Securities Market Crash of 1792. The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 60, No. 4 (December, 2000), pp. 1041–1060.
- Jim Mockford. Before Lewis and Clark, Lt. Broughton's River of Names: The Columbia River Exploration of 1792. Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 106, No. 4 (Winter, 2005), pp. 542–567.
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