The US Supreme Court ruled in Worcester v. Georgia that Georgia’s laws did not apply to Cherokee tribal lands.
Gen. Sam Houston’s troops defeated the Mexican Army and captured Santa Anna, forcing him to recognize Texas independence.
In the Gadsden Purchase, Mexico sold the United States 29,640 square miles of territory south of the Gila River (in what is now southern Arizona and New Mexico) for $10 million.
The American Colonization Society founded Liberia as a colony for free blacks from the United States.
The American Society for the Promotion of Temperance was founded in Boston upon the resolution for “suppression of the intemperate use of intoxicating liquors.”
Democrat Andrew Jackson defeated incumbent John Quincy Adams to win the presidential election of 1828.
Andrew Jackson beat out Henry Clay of Kentucky and third-party candidate William Wirt of Maryland to be re-elected president.
Martin Van Buren was elected president of the United States.
Mississippi passed the first Married Women’s Property Act, protecting the rights and property of married women.
William Henry Harrison was elected president of the United States over incumbent Martin Van Buren.