1811 in the United States
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|1811 in the United States|
|Years:||1808 1809 1810 – 1811 – 1812 1813 1814|
The Star Spangled Banner, 15 stars, 15 stripes (1795–1818)
Events from the year 1811 in the United States.
- President: James Madison (Democratic-Republican)
- Vice President: George Clinton (Democratic-Republican)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Joseph Bradley Varnum (Dem.-Rep.-Massachusetts) (until March 4), Henry Clay (Dem.-Rep.-Kentucky) (starting November 4)
- Congress: 11th (until March 4), 12th (starting March 4)
- January 8 – An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslandes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
- January 22 – The Casas Revolt begins in San Antonio, Texas.
- March 22 – The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 for Manhattan is presented.
- October 11 – Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
- November 6 – Battle of Tippecanoe: American troops led by William Henry Harrison defeat the Native American chief Tecumseh.
- December 16 – The New Madrid earthquake in Mississippi Valley near New Madrid reverses the course of the river for a while. Other earthquakes along the fault occur on January 23, 1812 and February 7, 1812.
- January 5 – Richard Brodhead, United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1851 to 1857. (died 1863)
- January 16 – William Alexander Richardson, United States Senator from Illinois from 1863 till 1865. (died 1875)
- January 17 – George S. Houston, Governor of Alabama from 1874 till 1878 and United States Senator from Alabama in 1879. (died 1879)
- February 4 – Asa Biggs, United States Senator from North Carolina from 1855 till 1858. (died 1878)
- February 24
- August 6 – Judah P. Benjamin, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1853 till 1861. (died 1884)
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- Franklin D. Scott. President Madison's Foreign Policy—The Views of An American Merchant Abroad in 1811. The Journal of Modern History, Vol. 16, No. 4 (December, 1944), pp. 294–298
- D. Fedotoff White. A Russian Sketches Philadelphia, 1811-1813. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 75, No. 1 (January, 1951), pp. 3–24
- Willard E. Wight, Robert J. Miller. The Journals of the Reverend Robert J. Miller, Lutheran Missionary in Virginia, 1811 and 1813. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 61, No. 2 (April, 1953), pp. 141–166
- Willard E. Wight. Two Lutheran Missionary Journals, 1811, 1813. The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 55, No. 1 (January, 1954), pp. 6–14
- Florence G. Watts. Lieutenant Charles Larrabee's Account of the Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 57, No. 3 (September 1961), pp. 225–247
- Donald R. Hickey. The Federalists and the Coming of the War, 1811-1812. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 75, No. 1 (March 1979), pp. 70–88
- Raymond W. Champagne Jr., Thomas J. Rueter. Jonathan Roberts and the "War Hawk" Congress of 1811-1812. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 104, No. 4 (October, 1980), pp. 434–449
- Raymond H. Hammes. The Cantine Mounds of Southern Illinois: The First Published Report of Their Existence and an 1811 Eyewitness Account of the Monks Who Lived There. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (1908–1984), Vol. 74, No. 2 (Summer, 1981), pp. 145–156
- Thomas Marshall Thompson. National Newspaper and Legislative Reactions to Louisiana's Deslondes Slave Revolt of 1811. Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Winter, 1992), pp. 5–29
- Peter J. Kastor. Toward "the Maritime War Only": The Question of Naval Mobilization, 1811- 1812. The Journal of Military History, Vol. 61, No. 3 (July, 1997), pp. 455–480
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