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    Western Recorder published an extract from a letter describing the current state of the Choctaw Indians The missionary L S Williams wrote the letter in December of 1824 after having lived with the Choctaw for almost eight years He wrote that the human nature he saw in the Choctaw nation was lower than any he had previously witnessed He regarded the Indians as ignorant Choctaw Treaty of 1820 Date s October 18 1820 to December 23 1820 Location Tag s Migration Transportation Race Relations The United States represented by Generals Andrew Jackson and Thomas Hinds negotiated at Doak s Stand with Mingoes or head men and warriors of the Choctaw nation over land The United States hoped to expand white settlement specifically in Mississippi the Choctaw homeland In return for the Choctaw land President Monroe agreed to a cession of about one fifth of the state of Arkansas The Effects of Fertile Land in the Mississippi Delta Date s 1817 to 1820 Location Tag s Agriculture Economy Race Relations Slavery In a letter received by James Ure John Bisland a long time friend was intent on convincing him to move to Mississippi and invest in the cotton industry because of

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    seminary was officially established by the General Assembly of Alabama on December 18 1820 when Tuscaloosa was the state capital Governor Bibb became responsible for the appointment of commissioners who would lease University land and search for an appropriate site for the institution The commissioners did not choose a final site Tuscaloosa until 1827 primarily because consideration had to be given to the nature of the surrounding county the advantages of health and convenience of location to the rest of the state The school was founded in 1831 finally opening its doors on April 18 and enrolling 52 students by May of that year However before the University could open and function as an institution of higher learning years of planning were required It was being established almost simultaneously with the new government and constitution of the state of Alabama When the legislature formally launched the Seminary of Learning at Cahawba in 1820 they named it The University of the State of Alabama Even at this time before anyone even fathomed a specific site Alabama s General Assembly addressed the use of the extra lands from the government grant and they went on the record as saying the moneys which may be raised from such lands by rent lease or sale or from any other quarter for the purpose aforesaid shall be and remain a fund for the exclusive support of a State University for the promotion of the arts literature and sciences Convention Also in the same legislative session the Alabama Assembly emphasized their duty from that day forward to provide effectual means for the improvement and permanent security of the lands and endowments of such institutions Convention In other words the state government would uphold its dedication to the public university under these constitutional provisions and statutory mandates

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    1820 The initial order of business was to arrange memorials for the deceased Governor Bibb and instate his younger brother Thomas to serve out the remaining eighteen months of the term The focus of the first assembly was primarily financial because with the Alabama Legislature Charters State University Date s December 18 1820 Location Tag s Education A year before Alabama was admitted to the Union as a state on

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    Education Migration Transportation In early 1815 a charitable religious organization in Norfolk Virginia by the name of the Norfolk Bible Society published its first annual report in the form of a small pamphlet The pamphlet which was presented at the annual meeting of the Society remarked upon both the activities of the Society in the past year as well as the Society s plans for the future The pamphlet stated that the principal Baptists Educating Women for the Sake of Men Date s August 11 1854 Location WASHINGTON Virginia Tag s Church Religious Activity Education Women When the Holston Baptist Association convened in 1854 the reverends of the association discussed the education of women While 38 churches in attendance wanted to sustain denominational schools already in place Reverend N Baldwin representing Abingdon Virginia had a different suggestion Baldwin s address began by accusing Europeans of being destroyers of Christian values He argued that the European Philip Slaughter s Battle with Sickness Date s February 13 1835 to March 20 1835 Location CULPEPER Virginia Tag s Health Death Education Most families in the South during the 1830s had very little knowledge of medicine and sickness They lacked the professional help we are privileged to have today and therefore took illness and disease much more seriously One such family was the Slaughter Family of Culpeper County Virginia The month of February 1835 proved to be very difficult for Philip Slaughter the man of the household as Importance of Education Date s 1875 Location RICHMOND Virginia Tag s Education A focused open minded man capable of sound reasoning and clear expression these according to John Broadus were the characteristics distinguishing an educated man The Baptist minister was a fierce advocate of higher education and lamented the fact that many young men attended schooling

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    initial order of business was to arrange memorials for the deceased Governor Bibb and instate his younger brother Thomas to serve out the remaining eighteen months of the term The focus of the first assembly was primarily financial because with the combined effects of the Panic of 1819 and the increasing state population there was not enough money in circulation to meet demand The legislature created an act that provided for a state bank with a two million dollar capital The plan was to reserve half of the capital for the state and sell one half to the people in stock however in practice the act was overly ambitious in a new poor state the stock was not sold and the assembly failed to pass a reapportionment act The banking crisis would continue to be an issue of concern for Alabama for years An additional issue addressed in the legislative session was interaction and coexistence with the newly formed Alabama judicial system In July of the same year Congress determined that Alabama as a whole shall be one district and a district court shall be held therein to consist of one Judge who shall reside and be called the district

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    1820 The initial order of business was to arrange memorials for the deceased Governor Bibb and instate his younger brother Thomas to serve out the remaining eighteen months of the term The focus of the first assembly was primarily financial because with the Essex Starvation and Survival Date s November 20 1820 to February 23 1821 Location NANTUCKET Massachusetts Tag s whaling Nantucket cannibalism Essex As the sun sank toward

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    often credited with the creation of the Erie Canal Philip Schuyler and Elkanah Watson are in fact the true progenitors of this magnificent waterway With the help of Robert Troup s pamphlet published in 1821 the author claimed that because the construction of the Erie Canal would not have been started without the Lake Canal Policy whoever drafted this policy was indeed the true creator of the Erie Canal Troup s pamphlet issued a vindication of the claim of Elkanah Watson to the merit of projecting the Lake Canal Policy as created by the Canal Act of March 1792 and also a vindication of the claim of the late General Philip Schuyler to the merit of drawing that act and procuring its passage through the Legislature The author of the article agreed with Robert Troup s claim that the policies of the late 18 th century were responsible for implementing a new mode of transportation in the early 19 th century This article addressed the conflicting views behind the projection of the Erie Canal in the early 19 th century Both Robert Troup and the author of the article in the Geneva Palladium firmly believed that General Philip Schuyler was responsible for drawing up the Canal Act of March 1792 and that Elkanah Watson was responsible for carrying out the Act itself and making sure it was passed But why was this article even published in the newspaper in the first place The author admits Troup s publication of his pamphlet was a way of promoting what he saw as the truth behind the Erie Canal DeWitt Clinton is the man generally associated with the Erie Canal but Troup is suggesting that Clinton was not the only one responsible for the creation of the canal Identifying the progenitors of the

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    19 1821 Location Washington City District of Columbia Tag s African Americans Migration Transportation Race Relations Slavery Beginning in 1818 President Monroe sent General Andrew Jackson to Spanish Florida to subdue the Seminole Indians who were raiding American settlements Liberally interpreting his ambiguous instructions Jackson led his troops deep into areas of Florida under Spanish control capturing two Spanish forts Because Florida held the potential of becoming a new slave state southern congressmen eagerly Choctaw Treaty of 1820 Date s October 18 1820 to December 23 1820 Location INDIAN LANDS Mississippi Tag s Migration Transportation Race Relations The United States represented by Generals Andrew Jackson and Thomas Hinds negotiated at Doak s Stand with Mingoes or head men and warriors of the Choctaw nation over land The United States hoped to expand white settlement specifically in Mississippi the Choctaw homeland In return for the Choctaw land President Monroe agreed to a cession of about one fifth of the state of The Brig Nautius Sets Sail for African Colony Date s January 23 1821 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Economy Migration Transportation Race Relations Slavery The Brig Nautius captained by a Capt Blair sailed from the port of Norfolk on the morning of Tuesday January 23 1821 The vessel was bound for the coast of Africa and carried on board a number of free blacks seeking or having sought for them a new life in the African colony which would later be termed Liberia Aboard were also a number of clergy from varying denominations ranging from Methodist Mexico Permits First Anglo Settlement in Spanish Texas Date s January 17 1821 Tag s Health Death Migration Transportation Urban Life Boosterism Moses Austin originally a Connecticut merchant migrated throughout the U S States and western territories developing

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