Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women meets for the first time in New York City.
Smallpox and other fatal epidemics destroy Native American populations throughout Midwest, Northwest, and Alaska.
Economic depression sets in.
New York City "flour riots."
Michigan admitted to the Union.
Abolitionist editor Elijah Lovejoy is murdered by a mob in Alton, Illinois.
Panic of 1837: numerous bank failures throughout the United States, the price of cotton falls by almost 50 percent on the New Orleans market, number of unemployed swells.