The first antislavery party, the Liberty Party, organized.
Independent Treasury Act passed.
Government workers granted the ten-hour workday.
Lucretia Mott and other female delegates refused seats at the World Anti-Slavery Convention in London.
Cotton accounts for more than 50 percent of all U.S. export revenue for the first time.
William Henry Harrison is elected president.
Progressive reformer Dorothea Dix begins her tour of U.S. poor houses, jails, and mental institutions during the 1940s.
Transcendentalist journal, The Dial, published for the first time.
First Washington Temperance Society started.
Catherine Brewer becomes first U.S. female college graduate.
The Lowell Offering, a journal of writing by Lowell "mill girls," begins publication.