1828 in the United States
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|1828 in the United States|
|Years:||1825 1826 1827 – 1828 – 1829 1830 1831|
24 stars (1822–36)
Events from the year 1828 in the United States.
- President: John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican/National Republican)
- Vice President: John C. Calhoun (Democratic-Republican/Democratic)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Andrew Stevenson (D-Virginia)
- Congress: 20th
- May 19 – The Tariff of 1828 is enacted. Critics name it the Tariff of Abominations because they see it as unfairly protective of northern industry to the detriment of the southern economy.
- July 4 – Construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad commences with a cornerstone laid by Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
- December 3 – U.S. presidential election: Challenger Andrew Jackson beats incumbent John Quincy Adams and is elected President of the United States.
- December 19 – A document written by U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun titled South Carolina Exposition and Protest is presented to the South Carolina House of Representatives protesting the Tariff of Abominations.
- The U.S. House of Representatives election increased the majority of the Jacksonian Democrats.
- White comedian Thomas D. Rice introduces blackface and the song "Jump Jim Crow" to American audiences.
- Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language is published.
- A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, a novel by Washington Irving, is published and popularizes the common misconception that Europeans thought the Earth was flat prior to the explorations of Columbus.
- The Working Men's Party is founded as the first labor union in the United States.
- Two minor political parties are formed: The single-issue Anti-Masonic Party in upstate New York, and the Nullifier Party advocating states' rights in opposition to the Tariff of Abominations.
- A ring spinning machine is developed in the United States.
- January 2 – George M. Chilcott, United States Senator from Colorado from 1882 till 1883. (died 1891)
- May 26 – Benjamin F. Rice, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1868 till 1873. (died 1905)
- July 8 – David Turpie, United States Senator from Indiana in 1863 and from 1887 till 1899. (died 1909)
- October 19 – James F. Wilson, United States Senator from Iowa from 1883 till 1895. (died 1895)
- October 29 – Thomas F. Bayard, United States Senator from Delaware from 1869 till 1885 and U.S. Secretary of State from 1885 till 1889. (died 1898)
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