Video: 'Disney The American Presidents: John Adams'
(Tuesday, July 4, 1826, 6:20 p.m. local time) — John Adams, the third President of the United States (1801–1809), an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, died today at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, of heart failure. Continue reading Former U.S. President John Adams dies near Quincy, Massachusetts 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)
Video: 'Thomas Jefferson - Mini Biography'
(Tuesday, July 4, 1826, 12:30 p.m. local time) — Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (1801–1809), an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, died today at his plantation estate Monticello near Charlottesville, Virginia, of diarrhea, toxemia from a kidney infection, uremia from kidney damage and pneumonia. Continue reading Former U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dies near Charlottesville, Virginia 190 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 4 1826)
(Saturday, November 26, 1825) — The first college social fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society, was formed today by a group of students at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Video: 'The Erie Canal - History and Construction of the Canal, Barges, And Tour - 1940s'
(Wednesday, October 26, 1825) — The Erie Canal, built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, opened today in upstate New York.
Video: '1825 Year of the Railway'
(Tuesday, September 27, 1825, between 7:00-8:00 a.m. GMT) — The first locomotive to haul a passenger train was operated today by George Stephenson in between Stockton and Darlington in England.
Video: 'Who Was Daniel D. Tompkins?'
(Saturday, June 11, 1825) — Daniel D. Tompkins, the sixth Vice President of the United States (1817-1825, under President James Monroe), died today in Tompkinsville, a neighborhood in northeastern Staten Island in New York City, just 99 days after leaving office. He was 50.
Video: '1 President John Quincy Adams and the Election of 1824 Video & Lesson Transcript Education Porta'
(Friday, March 4, 1825) — John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts, 57, was inaugurated today as the sixth President of the United States in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice John Marshall administering oath of office. Adams was the first son of a former president to be elected to the nation’s highest office.
President James Monroe and Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins retired after serving two full terms (eight years) in office.
Continue reading Adams sworn in as 6th U.S. President, Calhoun as 7th VP 190 years ago today (Mar 4 1825)
Video: 'The Election of 1824'
(Wednesday, February 9, 1825, during the — The U.S. House of Representatives 1824 presidential campaign) elected Secretary of State John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts president today after no candidate had received a majority of electoral votes in the general election. Continue reading House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams president 190 years ago today (Feb 9 1825)
Video: 'Election of 1824'
(Wednesday, December 1, 1884, during the — The 1824 presidential campaign) results of U.S. presidential election of 1824 were announced today (although voting continued until Dec. 2, 1824), but since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the House of Representatives was given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution (which it would do on Feb. 9, 1825, less a month before inauguration day). Continue reading Presidential election thrown to U.S. House 190 years ago today (Dec 1 1824)
(Sunday, May 16, 1824) — Levi P. Morton, the 22nd Vice President of the United States, was born today in Shoreham, Addison County, Vermont. Morton would serve under President Benjamin Harrison, a Republican, from 1889 to 1893.