1827 in the United States
|1827 in the United States|
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Events from the year 1827 in the United States.
- President: John Quincy Adams (DR/NR-Massachusetts)
- Vice President: John C. Calhoun (D-South Carolina)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall (Virginia)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: John W. Taylor (DR-New York) (until March 4), Andrew Stevenson (D-Virginia) (starting December 3)
- Congress: 19th (until March 4), 20th (starting March 4)
- February 28 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
- March 12 – In Brown v. Maryland, the United States Supreme Court ruled that imported goods in their original package are under federal jurisdiction and thus not subject to state regulation.
- March 16 – Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and published newspaper in the United States, is founded in New York City by John Russwurm.
- May 21 – The Maryland Democratic Party is founded by supporters of Andrew Jackson in Baltimore and hosts its first meeting at the Baltimore Atheneum.
- September 3 – Ho-Chunk leader Red Bird surrenders to U.S. officials, ending the Winnebago War.
- J. J. Audubon's The Birds of America commences publication in the United Kingdom.
- The original Delmonico's restaurant opens in Manhattan.
- The first English translation of Christopher Columbus' journal by Samuel Kettell is published in Boston.
- April 10 – Lew Wallace, Union general in the American Civil War and politician. (died 1905)
- May 10 – William Windom, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1870 till 1881 and from 1881 till 1883. (died 1891)
- May 23 – Milton Latham, United States Senator from California from 1860 till 1863. (died 1882)
- June 7 – Alonzo J. Edgerton, United States Senator from Minnesota in 1881. (died 1896)
- June 10 – Thomas W. Ferry, United States Senator from Michigan from 1871 till 1883. (died 1896)
- July 19 – Orville H. Platt, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1879 till 1905. (died 1905)
- September 26 – Daniel W. Voorhees, United States Senator from Indiana from 1877 to 1897. (died 1897)
- September 28 – Aaron A. Sargent, United States Senator from California from 1873 till 1879. (died 1887)
- October 13 – Robert Crozier, United States Senator from Kansas from 1873 till 1874. (died 1895)
- Date unknown – Asahel C. Beckwith, United States Senator from Wyoming in 1893. (died 1896)
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- March 24 – Rufus King, lawyer, politician, diplomat, signatory of the United States Constitution (born 1755)
- April 24 – Israel Pickens, United States Senator from Alabama from 1821 till 1825. (born 1780)
- September 23 – Freeman Walker, United States Senator from Georgia from 1819 till 1821. (born 1780)
- Samuel Eliot Morison (August 1939). "Texts and Translations of the Journal of Columbus' First Voyage" (PDF). The Hispanic American Historical Review. Retrieved 22 Aug 2015.
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