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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1816

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Year
Literary
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1816
James Monroe is elected President.

African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) founded.

Indiana admitted to the Union.

Boom in cotton prices stimulates settlement of the Southwest.

Second Bank of the United States chartered.

First Seminole War in Florida: runaway slaves join Native Americans against the U.S.

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