1822 in the United States
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|1822 in the United States|
|Years:||1819 1820 1821 – 1822 – 1823 1824 1825|
24 stars (1822–36)
Events from the year 1822 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: Philip Pendleton Barbour (Dem.-Rep.-Virginia)
- Congress: 17th
- Governor of Alabama: Israel Pickens (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (Toleration)
- Governor of Delaware: John Collins (Democratic-Republican) (until April 16), Caleb Rodney (Federalist) (starting April 16)
- Governor of Georgia: John Clark (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Illinois: Shadrach Bond (Independent) (until December 5), Edward Coles (Independent) (starting December 5)
- Governor of Indiana:
- Governor of Kentucky: John Adair (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Louisiana: Thomas Bolling Robertson (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Maine:
- Governor of Maryland: Samuel Sprigg (Democratic) (until December 16), Samuel Stevens, Jr. (Democratic) (starting December 16)
- Governor of Massachusetts: John Brooks (Federalist)
- Governor of Mississippi: George Poindexter (Democratic-Republican) (until January 7), Walter Leake (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Missouri: Alexander McNair (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of New Hampshire: Samuel Bell (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of New Jersey: Isaac Halstead Williamson (Federalist)
- Governor of New York: DeWitt Clinton (Democratic-Republican) (until December 31), vacant (starting December 31)
- Governor of North Carolina: Gabriel Holmes (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Ohio:
- Governor of Pennsylvania: Joseph Hiester (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Rhode Island: William C. Gibbs (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of South Carolina: Thomas Bennett, Jr. (Democratic-Republican) (until December 7), John Lyde Wilson (Democratic-Republican) (starting December 7)
- Governor of Tennessee: William Carroll (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Vermont: Richard Skinner (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Virginia: Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr. (Democratic-Republican) (until December 1), James Pleasants (Democratic-Republican) (starting December 1)
- March 30 – The United States merges East Florida with part of West Florida to form the Territory of Florida.
- July 1 to 3 – US House of Representatives elections begin in Louisiana and continue until the last elections are held in North Carolina on August 14, 1823.
- July 2 – Denmark Vesey is hanged for plotting a slave rebellion in Charleston, South Carolina.
- July 4 – A 24th star is added to the flag of the United States, representing Missouri which had been admitted on August 10, 1821.
- August 22 – The English ship Orion lands at Yerba Buena, now named San Francisco, under the command of William A. Richardson.
- November 23 – The USS Alligator wrecks on Carysford Reef off the coast of Florida.
- Ashley's Hundred leave from St. Louis, setting off a major increase in fur trade.
- The first group of freed slaves from the USA arrive in modern-day Liberia and found Monrovia (see History of Liberia).
- The Graham Cracker is developed in Bound Brook, New Jersey by the Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham.
- Gist Masion is built in Wellsburg, West Virginia (used some 100 years later for the Brooke Hills Spooktacular).
- A committee is formed to collect remains from the remote location where the Battle of Minisink had been fought in 1779.
- The last major outbreak of yellow fever in New York City occurs.
- Era of Good Feelings (1817–1825)
- February 13 – James B. Beck, Scotland-born United States Senator from Kentucky from 1877 till 1890. (died 1890)
- April 27 – Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (died 1885)
- August 15 – James E. Bailey, United States Senator from Tennessee from 1877 till 1881. (died 1885)
- September 17 – Cornelius Cole, United States Senator from California from 1867 till 1873. (died 1924)
- September 19 – Joseph R. West, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1871 till 1877. (died 1898)
- October 4 – Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States (died 1893)
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