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The Battle of York

April 27, 1813

is held when American troops raid and destroy, but do not occupy the city.

American women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton in born.

November 12, 1815

The flag of the United States is officially adopted by Congress

April 4, 1818

configuration of thirteen red and white stripes and one star for each state in the union

The first private military school in the United States

August 6, 1819

Norwich University, is founded by Captain Alden Partridge in Vermont.

The election of James Monroe to a second term in office

November 1820

in the Electoral College with Monroe defeating John Quincy Adams by a tally of 231 to 1.

The first pharmacy college is founded

February 23, 1821

in the Philadelphia College of Apothecaries.

Ulysses S. Grant is born.

April 27, 1822

Civil War general and 18th President of the Untied States,

A law prohibiting the sale of alcohol to Indians is passed

July 1822

causing a disruption in the fur trade pattern that relied on the Indians to trap and hunt for the furs, in exchange for alcohol and other goods.

Joseph Smith organizes the Mormon Church

April 6, 1830

known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Fayette, New York.

The United States Congress approved the Indian Removal Act

May 26, 1830

which facilitated the relocation of Indian tribes from east of the Mississippi River.

The first bank robbery in United States history

March 19, 1831

occurs at the City Bank of New York. Edward Smith robbed the Wall Street bank of $245,000. He would be caught and convicted of the crime with sentencing of five years in Sing Sing prison.

A slave rebellion lead by Nat Turner, a black slave, killed 57 white citizen

August 21, 1831

The Black Hawk War begins and went from Illinois to Wisconsin through September.

April 6, 1832

The Force Bill is signed by President Andrew Jackson

March 2, 1833

which would authorize him to use troops to enforce Federal law in South Carolina, if necessary

A fire in New York City rages, eventually destroying 530 buildings

December 16, 1835

Cherokee tribe was forced to leave their lands in Georgia

December 20, 1835

cross the Mississippi River after gold is found on their land in Georgia

The patent for the first revolver is awarded to inventor Samuel Colt.

February 24, 1836

In Mississippi, the first state law allowing women to own property is passed.

1839

Antarctica is claimed for the United States

January 19, 1840

when Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates the continent and claims Wilkes Land for the nation