1822 in the United States
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|1822 in the United States|
24 stars (1822–36)
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Events from the year 1822 in the United States.
- President: James Monroe (DR-Virginia)
- Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (DR-New York)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Philip Pendleton Barbour (DR-Virginia)
- Congress: 17th
- March 30 – The United States merges East Florida with part of West Florida to form the Florida Territory.
- 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).
- * 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, Scottish-born U.S. Senator from Kentucky from 1877 to 1890 (died 1890)
- c. March – Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Ross, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, Union spy (died 1913)
- March 16 – John Pope, career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War (died 1892)
- April 27 – Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877 (died 1885)
- May 18 – Mathew B. Brady, early American photographer (died 1896)
- August 15 – James E. Bailey, U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1877 to 1881 (died 1885)
- September 17 – Cornelius Cole, U.S. Senator from California from 1867 to 1873 (died 1924)
- September 19 – Joseph R. West, U.S. Senator from Louisiana from 1871 to 1877 (died 1898)
- October 4 – Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881 (died 1893)
- Undated – Chief Red Cloud (died 1909)
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