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U.S. & World
Secretary of State Henry Clay and John Randolph, a supporter of Andrew Jackson, fight a duel over Randolph's accusation that Clay made a corrupt bargain in supporting Adams for president. Both men misfire, and no blood is shed.
The American Society for the Promotion of Temperance is founded in Boston, as a passion for moral reform sweeps the land.
The lyceum movement in American adult education gains popularity. Public lectures and educational societies teaching farmers
and workers proliferate.
French scientist J.N. Niepce produces the first permanent photograph.