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The General Assembly approved an Act to legalize the proceedings of the Trustees of the town of Burlington
. (28 December 28, 1824; Collins, “History of Kentucky”, Vol. 2, page 51, states: “Burlington, the county seat of Boone county
was incorporated in 1824.”
U.S. & World
Congress passes the Tariff Act of 1824, promoted by Henry Clay to support American industry.
The Marquise de Lafayette, America's French ally during the Revolutionary War, comes for a year-long tour of the nation.
Robert Owen becomes a prominent British reformer, preaching in favor of the abolition of slavery
, the liberation of women
, and the end of exploitation. He starts the New Harmony commune in Indiana, the first of many doomed Owenite communities in the United States.