1824 in the United States
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|1824 in the United States|
|Years:||1821 1822 1823 – 1824 – 1825 1826 1827|
24 stars (1822–36)
Events from the year 1824 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: Henry Clay (Dem.-Rep.-Kentucky)
- Congress: 18th
- Governor of Alabama: Israel Pickens (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (Toleration)
- Governor of Delaware: Charles Thomas (Democratic-Republican) (until January 20), Samuel Paynter (Federalist) (starting January 20)
- Governor of Georgia: George M. Troup (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Illinois: Edward Coles (Independent)
- Governor of Indiana: William Hendricks (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Kentucky: John Adair (Democratic-Republican) (until August 24), Joseph Desha (Democratic-Republican) (starting August 24)
- Governor of Louisiana:
- Governor of Maine: Albion K. Parris (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Maryland: Samuel Stevens, Jr. (Democratic)
- Governor of Massachusetts: William Eustis (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Mississippi: Walter Leake (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Missouri: Alexander McNair (Democratic-Republican) (until November 15), Frederick Bates (Democratic-Republican) (starting November 15)
- Governor of New Hampshire: Levi Woodbury (Democratic-Republican) (until June 3), David L. Morril (Democratic-Republican) (starting June 3)
- Governor of New Jersey: Isaac Halstead Williamson (Federalist)
- Governor of New York: Joseph C. Yates (Democratic-Republican) (until December 31), vacant (starting December 31)
- Governor of North Carolina: Gabriel Holmes (Democratic-Republican) (until December 7), Hutchins Gordon Burton (no political party) (starting December 7)
- Governor of Ohio: Jeremiah Morrow (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Pennsylvania: John Andrew Shulze (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Rhode Island: William C. Gibbs (Democratic-Republican) (until May 5), James Fenner (Democratic-Republican) (starting May 5)
- Governor of South Carolina: John Lyde Wilson (Democratic-Republican) (until December 3), Richard Irvine Manning I (Democratic-Republican) (starting December 3)
- Governor of Tennessee: William Carroll (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Vermont: Cornelius P. Van Ness (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Virginia: James Pleasants (Democratic-Republican)
- March 7 – Florida State Capitol moves from St. Augustine, Florida to Tallahassee, Florida
- March 11 – U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs formed by Secretary of War John C. Calhoun without authorization from Congress.
- April 15 – To defend the Cherokees' possession of their land, chief John Ross petitions Congress, fundamentally altering the traditional relationship between an Indian nation and whites.
- May 15 – A boiler explosion occurs on the steamship Aetna, en route in New York Harbor, killing more than ten passengers and injuring many more.
- August 16 – Lafayette visits the United States, departing on September 7, 1825.
- November 5 – Stephen Van Rensselaer establishes the Rensselaer School, which is today known as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world.
- November – Andrew Jackson receives more popular votes than John Quincy Adams in the U.S. presidential election.
- November 15 – Quapaw cede a considerable tract between the Arkansas and the Saline River.
- December 1 – U.S. presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task to decide the winner (as stipulated by the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution).
- December 3 – U.S. presidential election, 1824: None of the four candidates for U.S. President gain a majority of the electoral votes, so the election is thrown into the U.S. House of Representatives.
- December 24 – Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw Nation dies in Washington.
- December 24 – The Chi Phi (ΧΦ) Fraternity is founded at Princeton University.
- Iowa tribe removed to a reservation in Kansas.
- A treaty between several tribes and the United States Government establish a Half-Breed Tract in present-day Lee County, Iowa.
- March 9 – Leland Stanford, United States Senator from California from 1885 till 1893. (died 1893)
- April 20 – Alfred H. Colquitt, United States Senator from Georgia from 1883 till 1894. (died 1894)
- June 20 – John Tyler Morgan, United States Senator from Alabama from 1877 till 1907. (died 1907)
- July 25 – Richard J. Oglesby, United States Senator from Illinois from 1873 till 1878. (died 1899)
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- "Jefferson County". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. Retrieved 2013-11-13. "At Major John Harrington’s lodge, said to be in Jefferson County on the north bank of the Arkansas, the [Quapaw] signed away the last of their tribal lands on November 15, 1824."
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