ISSUES OF 1816-1824
There were two high profile issues during this period. The first one was the issue of “faulty land titles. This issue impacted many famous Kentuckians. Daniel Boone ended up leaving
One of the first American depressions was the “Panic of 1819” which to some extent was a result of economic problems reaching back to the War of 1812.
The “Panic of 1819” officially extended until 1821.
The seventh person and third general to serve as Kentucky Governor was John Adair, who saw service in the South Carolina Militia in the American Revolution prior to moving to
Elected Governor in 1820 during the economic panic, he emphasized better state funding for education and prison reform. The major concern of his administration was “debtor relief”. Part of his relief plan was the state’s creation of the Bank of the Commonwealth which issued $3 million in paper money.
After leaving office, Adair was elected to one term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Adair Counties in