United States and American History: 1824

About the history of the United States in 1824, the first woman worker's strike, Mexico claims Texas, the population of Indians.


--Lafayette returned to the U.S. briefly. While here he visited the 81-year-old Jefferson at Monticello.

--Weavers in Pawtucket, R.I., went on strike against increased hours and lower wages. This was the 1st recorded strike involving women workers.

Mar. 2 Interstate commerce came under Federal control as a result of the steamboat case, Gibbons v. Ogden.

Apr. 17 The 54deg40' parallel was agreed on as the dividing line separating Russian and U.S. claims in the Pacific northwest.

May 7 Mexico designated Texas as one of its provinces.

June Estimated number of Indians in the U.S. and its territories: 471,417.

July 19 Agustin de Iturbide, Mexican soldier and, later, Emperor--who forced the Spanish Government to capitulate in 1821, thus assuring Mexican independence--was captured and shot upon his return to Mexico this year. Iturbide had become Emperor after the Treaty of Cordoba, but was later deposed. He had abdicated and gone into exile, but made the mistake of returning to his homeland in 1824.

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