Flour Riot of 1837
|Location||New York City|
|Outcome||Flour stolen from Eli Hart's store.|
The Flour Riot of 1837 was a riot that broke out in New York City in 1837. The riot was caused by a combination of poverty and the rising cost of flour, which had increased from $5.62 a barrel (196 lb or 88.90 kg) to $12 a barrel.