William Cullen Bryant
My Kinsman, Major Molineux**
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- Virginia’s Thomas R. Dew writes an influential defense of slavery.
Georgia law provides for the death penalty for the publication of material "tending to incite slave rebellions."
Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk tribe surrenders.
Worcester v. Georgia.
President Jackson vetoes recharter of the Bank of the United States.
South Carolina Nullification Proclamation.
Virginia legislature narrowly defeats a proposal for gradual emancipation.
Black Hawk War begins period of intensive Indian-removal in upper Mississippi Valley.
Andrew Jackson is reelected President.
Cholera epidemic strikes the U.S.; New Orleans hit particularly hard.
New England Anti-Slavery Society founded.
Seminoles agree to cede Florida to U.S. and move west of the Mississippi.