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
- March 30 – The United States merges East Florida with part of West Florida to form the Territory of Florida.
- July 1–3 – 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 9 – Action of 9 November 1822: USS Alligator (1820) engages three pirate schooners off the coast of Cuba as part of the West Indies anti-piracy operations of the U.S.
- 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 from 1869 till 1877. (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 from 1877 till 1881. (died 1893)
- March – Harriet Tubman, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy (died 1913)
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