Charles b. Finney leads religous revivals in western New York
Tarriff of Abomination designed to protect industry in the northern United States.
Andrew Jackson inaugurated president
Indian Removal grants unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands in existing state borders.
Jackson vetoes recharter of Second Bank of the United States South Carolina legislature nullifies federal tariffs Black Hawk's War in Illinois
Congress passes compromise tariff Nullification debate ends
Treaty of New Echota Catherine Beecher publishes Essay on the Education of Female Teachers
First McGuffey Reader published Second Creek War in Alabama
Horace Mann elected Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education
Trail of tears: US government forced several Native American tribes to migrate west of Mississippi
1838 - 1839
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Divinity School Address"