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.