1821 in the United States
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|1821 in the United States|
|Years:||1818 1819 1820 – 1821 – 1822 1823 1824|
23 stars (1820–22)
Events from the year 1821 in the United States.
- President: James Monroe (Democratic-Republican)
- Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (Democratic-Republican)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: John W. Taylor (Dem.-Rep.-New York) (until March 4), Philip Pendleton Barbour (Dem.-Rep.-Virginia) (starting December 4)
- Congress: 16th (until March 4), 17th (starting March 4)
- February 9 – The George Washington University is chartered as The Columbian College of the District of Columbia by President James Monroe.
- March 5 – James Monroe is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.
- June 27 – The New Hampton School is founded in the state of New Hampshire.
- July 10 – The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
- August 4 – The Saturday Evening Post relaunched.
- August 10 – Missouri is admitted as the 24th U.S. state (see History of Missouri).
- September 3 – The 1821 Norfolk and Long Island hurricane strikes New York City.
- September 18 – Amherst College is founded in Massachusetts.
- November 16 – American Old West: The Santa Fe Trail is used by the first White American.
- Era of Good Feelings (1817–1825)
- January 16 – John C. Breckinridge, United States Senator from Kentucky in 1865. (died 1875)
- February 19 – Francis Preston Blair, Jr., United States Senator from Missouri from 1871 till 1873. (died 1875)
- April 12
- April 15 – Joseph E. Brown, United States Senator from Georgia from 1880 till 1891. (died 1894)
- July 6 – Edmund Pettus, United States Senator from Alabama from 1897 till 1907. (died 1907)
- September 22 – John Conness, Ireland-born United States Senator from California from 1863 till 1869. (died 1909)
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