The Legislature charters forty-six independent banks
which were not required to redeem their notes with specie. Kentucky is flooded with this soon-to-be worthless paper money.
U.S. & World
The Seminole War begins on the border between the U.S. and Spanish Florida.
John Jacob Astor receives a fur trade monopoly in the Mississippi Valley, the foundation of his fortune.
Mississippi gains statehood.
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