The Land Act of 1820 reduced the price of land to $1.25 an acre for a minimum of 80 acres (down from $1.64 per acre for a minimum of 160 acres).
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.
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.
William Henry Harrison was elected president of the United States over incumbent Martin Van Buren.
In Commonwealth v. Hunt, the Supreme Court ruled that workers had the right to organize and that peaceful actions by unions “in such a manner as best to subserve their own interests” did not constitute criminal conspiracy.