United States and American History: 1818

About the history of the United States in 1818, Rip Van Winkle is published by Irving, Andrew Jackson has trouble with Indians, Illinois is admitted as a state.


--First mention of bowling pins occurred in Washington Irving's tale "Rip Van Winkle."

Mar. The newspapers Union, United States Gazette, and True American for the Country stated Gen. Andrew Jackson had ordered all friendly Indians to join him immediately or they would be treated as hostiles. Inspector General Davis from Washington said it was the intention of the Government to occupy Florida immediately.

Dec. 3 Illinois was admitted as the 21st State of the Union.

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