1870 - 1879

Presidents: ​Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes

Events: The first graduating class at Yale and Harvard finishes the program, The Great Chicago Fire, Yellowstone National Park is established, the first Kentucky Derby, the National League of baseball is founded

1830 - 1839

Presidents: Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren

Events: The Oregon Trail begins, the mechanical reaper is invented for farming, Blackhawk War, and Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America is published.

1850 - 1859

Presidents: Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan

Events: Walker Expedition begins, Penn State University is founded, Utah war, the Transatlantic cable laid in the ocean.

1800 - 1899

1880 - 1889

Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison

Events: University of Southern California is founded, The Red Cross is established, Billy The Kid dies, Jessie James dies, the Brooklyn Bridge opens.

1810 - 1819

Presidents: James Madison, James Monroe

Events: War of 1812, Harvard Law University is established, Battle of New Orleans

1820 - 1829

Presidents: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson

Events: Erie Canal is completed, Second Great Awakening religious revival movement starts, Ohio railroad constructions begins.

1800 - 1809

Presidents: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison

Events: Louisiana Purchase, Library of Congress is founded, New Jersey abolishes slavery, the US slave trade in Africa ends.

1890 - 1899

Presidents: Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley

Events: Yosemite National Park is created, James Naismith invents basketball, General Electric is started, Gold is discovered in the Yukon's Klondike.

1860 - 1869

Presidents: James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant

Events: States begin seceding from the union, The American Civil War begins, Ku Klux Klan is founded, The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed. 

1840 - 1849

Presidents: Martin Van Buren, William H. Harrison, John Tyler, James Polk, Zachary Taylor

Events: Civil war in Rhode Island, war with Mexico, California gold rush begins.