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cohorts: Gilded Generation - Nomad, Reactive Type (1822-1842)
Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, "Stonewall" Jackson, Emily Dickinson, "Mother Jones", Louisa May Alcott, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, George Custer , Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain, Jules Verne, Levi Strauss, Horatio Alger, Wild Bill Hickock, John Muir, William Le Baron Jenney


Timeline events: Awakening Era

(1822) Clement Moore publishes "Twas the Night Before Christmas", [Transcendental Awakening](1822>)
(1823) The Merrimack Manufacturing Co. introduces English factory system to US, Monroe Doctrine
(1824)John Quincy Adams elected President, James Bridger discovers the Great Salt Lake
(1825) Erie Canal is completed, community of New Harmony, Ind. established
(1826) "Treaty of Washington" signed with the Creek Indians , J.F.Cooper publishes "Last of the Mohicans", Jefferson and Adams die on July 4, exactly 50 yrs after Independence Day , Millbury Lyceum adult improvement movement
(1827) Audubon publishes "Birds of America, Massachusetts mandates high schools, Mardi Gras instituted in New Orleans
(1828) Andrew Jackson, a Democrat, is elected as the first "common man's" president, Nathaniel Hawthorne publishes his first novel
(1829) Workingmans Party formed in New York , Jacob Bigelow coins the word "technology"
(1830) Joseph Smith founds the Mormon Church, Abolitionists establish the "Underground Railroad" , Congress passes the Indian Removal Act
(1831) Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion, "Poems by Edgar Allen Poe" is published , Joseph Henry builds first electric motor , Samuel F.B. Morse designs telegraph
(1832) Black Hawk's "British Band" destroyed in Illinois, Jackson reelected
(1833) The Nullification Crisis challenges Federal law
(1834) Whig Party is formed, Seminole Indians ordered to leave Florida, Cyrus McCormick invents the reaper and John Deere invents the steel plow
(1835) Samuel Colt invents a pistol, Texas and Mexico square off over statehood
(1836) Martin Van Buren elected President, Robert Mills designs the Treasury Building and the Washington Monument, Davey Crockett dies at The Alamo (1836), Massachusetts passes child labor and educations laws, William McGuffey publishes his first reader
(1837) P. T. Barnum pulls off his first hoax on the public, Panic of 1837, Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers his "American Scholar" speech

Foreign Contemporaries: Paul CÚzanne, Henrik Ibsen, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Nobel, Louis Pasteur, Edouard Manet, Johannes Brahms, Georges Bizet, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Leo Tolstoy, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Gregor Mendel, Nikolaus Otto, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Okubo Toshimichi, Joseph Lister

Foreign Timeline Events: Portugal recognizes Brazilian independance and Bolivia declares independance (1825), Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain (1828), Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire (1828), Honore de Balzac publishes "Comedie Humaine" (1830), Fredric Chopin debuts in Poland (1830), Victor Hugo publishes "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1831), Michael Faraday produces electric current with electromagnetic induction (1831), the British abolish slavery (1833), Mendelssohn composes "Italian Symphony" (1833), Factory Act in England regulates child labor (1833), Spanish Civil War (1834), Charles Babbage proposes the "analytical engine" (1834), French Dr.Louis Braille perfects tactile characters for the blind (1834), Hans Christian Anderson publishes first book of Fairy Tales (1835), Polka is first danced in Poland (1835).

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