22nd Congress Dec 5, 1831- Mar 2, 1833

  • Copy Right Act of 1831

    Copy Right Act of 1831
    The extended the original copy right from 14 years to 28 years, with a renewal every 14 years.
  • Mississippi State Legislature

    Mississippi State Legislature
    In 1831, Mississippi state legislature passed a law that required all free African-Americans to leave the state so that hey would not be able to educate or incite the slave population
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    An Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi.
  • Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion

    Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion
    The rebellion took place in Southampton County, Virginia during August. Led by Nat Turner, slaves killed anywhere from 55–65 white people.
  • Start of the First Session

    The first session of was held on December 5, 1831
  • Jackson Vetos Bill

    Jackson Vetos Bill
    President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would have renewed the corporate charter for the Second Bank of the United States.
  • Tariff on 1832

    Tariff on 1832
    Written by John Quincy Adams., the Tariff on 1832 reduced tariffs to remedy the conflict created by the tariff of 1828.
  • John C. Calhoun

    John C. Calhoun
    On this day, John C. Calhoun resigned from his position of Vice President to Adams. He was the first Vice President to do so.
  • Nullification Crisis

    Nullification Crisis
    The Tariff of 1832, failed to moderate the protective barriers stated in earlier legislation. South Carolina called a state convention that nullified the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 within their borders and threatened to secede if the federal government attempted to collect those tariff duties.
  • Factory Act

    Factory Act
    In 1833 the Government passed a Factory Act to improve conditions for children working in factories, like no child under the age of 9 can work and 2 hours are required for schooling each day.
  • Compromise Tarrif

    Compromise Tarrif
    A resolution to the Nullification Crisis. It was adopted to gradually reduce the rates after southerners objected to the protectionism.
  • Force Bill

    Force Bill
    The Force Bill consists of eight sections expanding Presidential power.
  • End of Session

    On March 2, 1833 the 22nd Congress came to an end.
  • Abolishment Movement

    Abolishment Movement
    The movement was approved and paved the way for the abolismnent of slavery in other areas, such as the British Empires.
  • The American Anti-Slavery Society

     The American Anti-Slavery Society
    Est. in 1833, flooded the slave states with abolitionist literature. Writers like J.G. Whittier and orators such as Wendell Phillips lent strength to the cause.