1832 in the United States
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|1832 in the United States|
|Years:||1829 1830 1831 – 1832 – 1833 1834 1835|
24 stars (1822–36)
Events from the year 1832 in the United States.
- President: Andrew Jackson (Democratic)
- Vice President: John C. Calhoun (Democratic-Republican/Democratic) (until December 28), vacant (starting December 28)
- Chief Justice: John Marshall
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Andrew Stevenson (D-Virginia)
- Congress: 22nd
- February 9 - The city of Jacksonville, Florida received its town charter from the legislative council of Florida Territory.
- March 3 - In Worcester v. Georgia, the United States Supreme Court held that Cherokee Indians were entitled to federal protection from the actions of state governments.
- March 24 - In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tarred and feathered Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.
- April 6 - The Black Hawk War begins.
- May 21–23 - 1832 Democratic National Convention held in Baltimore.
- July 10 - President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
- July 24 - Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass.
- July–August - Cholera epidemic in New York City.
- October 8 - Washington Irving and Henry Leavitt Ellsworth arrive at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory (later Fort Gibson, Oklahoma) in the late morning hours. They left the fort on October 10, with a small company of Rangers who escorted them to the camp of Captain Jesse Bean who was waiting for them near the Arkansas River. Thus began one of the first steps in the United States effort to remove the Indians from their homes on the east coast in what would become known as the "Trail of Tears" some six years later.
- October 19 – Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity is founded at Hamilton College.
- November 2–December 5 - Andrew Jackson defeats Henry Clay in the U.S. presidential election.
- November 14 – Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence dies at his home in Maryland at age 95.
- December 3 – U.S. presidential election, 1832: Andrew Jackson is re-elected president.
- December - Skull and Bones secret society of Yale University established.
- December 28 - John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
- Nullification Crisis (1832–1833)
- January 1 – Charles N. Felton, United States Senator from California from 1891 till 1893. (died 1914)
- January 13 – Horatio Alger, Jr., American Unitarian minister and author (died 1899)
- February 3 – Abram Williams, United States Senator from California from 1886 till 1887. (died 1911)
- February 6 – John Brown Gordon, United States Senator from Georgia from 1873 till 1880 and from 1891 till 1897. (died 1904)
- February 18 – Nathaniel P. Hill, United States Senator from Colorado from 1879 till 1885. (died 1900)
- April 10 – Alexander McDonald, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1868 till 1871. (died 1903)
- June 11 – Augustus Hill Garland, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1885 till 1889. (died 1899)
- September 10 – Randall L. Gibson, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1883 till 1892. (died 1892)
- October 1 – Caroline Harrison, wife of President Benjamin Harrison (died 1892)
- November 29 – Louisa May Alcott, author (died 1888)
- November 14 – Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence dies at his home in Maryland at age 95 (born 1737)
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