Congress passes the Removal Act; mandates the deportation of Native American tribes to lands west of the Mississippi.
First National Negro Convention meets in Philadelphia.Peter Cooper designs and builds the first steam locomotive in the U.S.
Charles G. Finney’s Rochester revival begins.
Mexico closes Texas to further immigration from the U.S.
Joseph Smith founds Mormon Church in New York state.
"Mother" (Mary Harris) Jones, renowned labor organizer, activist, and co-founder of both the Social Democratic Party and the Industrial Workers of the World(IWW), is born.
In Hawaii many Chinese work as "sugar masters" while in New York many are employed as sailors and peddlers.
Jackson’s Maysville Road Bill veto.
Workingman's Party established in Boston.