The United States in 1819 was still very Colonial in many ways. After all it was only 43 years past the American Independence of 1776.

James Monroe was inaugurated as president succeeding James Madison in 1817. John Quincy Adams would follow Monroe.

The Union added between 1792-1819 the following states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois and Alabama.

Listed are a few happenings that happened in or around 1819 to give a perspective of the time.

The first stove, called the James Cook stove, had been patented in Troy, N.Y., in 1815, but only the rich could afford it. Most women in 1819 still cooked in an open fireplace.

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