1801 in the United States
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|1801 in the United States|
|Years:||1798 1799 1800 – 1801 – 1802 1803 1804|
The Star Spangled Banner, 15 stars, 15 stripes (1795–1818)
Events from the year 1801 in the United States.
- President: John Adams (Federalist) (until March 4), Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican) (starting March 4)
- Vice President: Thomas Jefferson (Democratic-Republican) (until March 4), Aaron Burr (Democratic-Republican) (starting March 4)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Theodore Sedgwick (Federalist-Massachusetts) (until March 4), Nathaniel Macon (Dem.-Rep.-North Carolina) (starting December 7)
- Congress: 6th (until March 4), 7th (starting March 4)
- Governor of Connecticut - Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.
- Governor of Delaware - Richard Bassett then James Sykes
- Governor of Georgia - James Jackson then David Emanuel
- Governor of Kentucky - James Garrard
- Governor of Maryland - Benjamin Ogle then John Francis Mercer
- Governor of Massachusetts - Caleb Strong
- Governor of New Hampshire - John Taylor Gilman
- Governor of New Jersey - Richard Howell then Joseph Bloomfield
- Governor of New York - John Jay then George Clinton
- Governor of North Carolina - Benjamin Williams
- Governor of Pennsylvania - Thomas McKean
- Governor of Rhode Island - Arthur Fenner
- Governor of South Carolina - John Drayton
- Governor of Tennessee - John Sevier then Archibald Roane
- Governor of Vermont - Isaac Tichenor
- Governor of Virginia - James Monroe
- January 21 – John Marshall is appointed Chief Justice of the United States.
- February 17 – Contingent election of 1801: An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved, when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
- February 27 – Washington, DC is placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress.
- March 4 – Thomas Jefferson succeeds John Adams as the President of the United States of America.
- May 10 – The First Barbary War begins as the pasha of Tripoli declares war on the United States by having the flagpole on the consulate chopped down.
- July – Eli Whitney demonstrates before Congress the advantages of the system of interchangeable parts in the manufacture of firearms.
- August 1 – First Barbary War: The USS Enterprise defeats the 14-gun Tripolitan corsair Tripoli.
- November 16 – The first edition of New York Evening Post is printed.
- First Barbary War (1801–1805)
March 4: Thomas Jefferson becomes President
- January 20 – Thomas Hickman Williams, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1838 till 1839. (died 1851)
- March 27 – Alexander Barrow, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1841 till 1846. (died 1846)
- August 10 – Robert Woodward Barnwell, United States Senator from South Carolina from 1862 till 1865. (died 1882)
- August 31 – Pierre Soule, United States Senator from Louisiana in 1847 and from 1849 till 1853. (died 1870)
- September 10 – Garrett Davis, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1861 till 1872. (died 1872)
- November 4 – Ambrose Hundley Sevier, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1836 till 1848. (died 1848)
- Date Unknown – Solomon W. Downs, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1847 till 1853. (died 1854)
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- A. P. C. Griffin. Issues of the District of Columbia Press in 1800, 1801, 1802. Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Vol. 4, (1901), pp. 32–74
- John Marshall on the Judiciary, the Republicans, and Jefferson, March 4, 1801. The American Historical Review, Vol. 53, No. 3 (April , 1948), pp. 518–520
- Dorothy MacKay Quynn. Dangers of Subversion in an American Education: A French View, 1801. The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 39, No. 1 (April , 1953), pp. 28–35
- Bennard B. Perlman. Baltimore Mansion, 1801-03. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 14, No. 1 (March , 1955), pp. 26–28.
- Carroll W. Pursell, Jr. E. I. du Pont, Don Pedro, and the Introduction of Merino Sheep into the United States, 1801: A Document. Agricultural History, Vol. 33, No. 2 (April , 1959), pp. 86–88
- Donald R. Hickey. The United States Army versus Long Hair: The Trials of Colonel Thomas Butler, 1801-1805. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 101, No. 4 (October , 1977), pp. 462–474
- Albert E. Van Dusen. "Eli Whitney". Laptop Encyclopedia of Connecticut History. CTHeritage.org, 2003. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
- John W. Wagner. New York City Concert Life, 1801-5. American Music, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer, 1984), pp. 53–69
- Media related to 1801 in the United States at Wikimedia Commons