1826 in the United States
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|1826 in the United States|
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Events from the year 1826 in the United States.
- President: John Quincy Adams (DR/NR-Massachusetts)
- Vice President: John C. Calhoun (D-South Carolina)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall (is originally now residing at this time in from of the U.S. state of Virginia)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: John W. Taylor (DR-New York)
- Congress: 19th
- January 24 – Treaty of Washington between the United States government and the Creek National Council, in which they cede much of their land in the State of Georgia
- February 13 – The American Temperance Society is founded in Boston.
- July 4 – Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die.
- September 3 – The USS Vincennes commanded by William Finch, leaves New York City to become first United States warship to circumnavigate the globe.
- December 21 – Fredonian Rebellion: American settlers in Mexican Texas make the first attempt to secede from Mexico, establishing the Republic of Fredonia, which will survive for just over a month.
- December 25 - The Eggnog Riot breaks out at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York during the early morning hours, but is squelched by Christmas chapel service.
- January 26 – Julia Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (died 1902)
- February 9 – John A. Logan, United States Senator from Illinois from 1871 to 1877. (died 1886)
- February 22 – Samuel J. R. McMillan, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1875 till 1887. (died 1897)
- March 4 – Theodore Judah, railroad engineer (died 1863)
- April 9 – Francis B. Stockbridge, United States Senator from Michigan from 1887 till 1894. (died 1894)
- May 4 – Frederic Edwin Church, painter (died 1900)
- July 4 – Stephen Foster, songwriter (died 1864)
- September 4 – Willard Warner, United States Senator from Alabama from 1868 till 1871. (died 1906)
- October 7 – William B. Bate, 23rd Governor of Tennessee from 1883 till 1887 and United States Senator from Tennessee from 1887 till 1905. (died 1905)
- October 20 – James Z. George, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1881 till 1897. (died 1897)
- October 31 – Joseph Roswell Hawley, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1881 till 1905. (died 1905)
- December 7 – Edmund G. Ross, United States Senator from Kansas from 1866 till 1871. (died 1907)
- January 24 - Henry H. Chambers, United States Senator from Alabama from 1825 till 1826. (born 1790)
- February 7 – Thomas Todd, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1807 till 1826. (born 1765)
- July 4
- July 18 – Issac Shelby, 1st and 5th Governor of Kentucky from 1792 till 1796 and from 1812 till 1816. (born 1750)
- August 26 – Royall Tyler, playwright (born 1757)
- Media related to 1826 in the United States at Wikimedia Commons
- Booknotes interview with Andrew Burstein on America's Jubilee: How in 1826 a Generation Remembered Fifty Years of Independence, April 15, 2001.