- 1831 Samuel F. Smith writes My Country, 'tis of Thee.
- 1831 Nat Turner leads slave revolt at Southampton, Virginia.
- 1832 Abraham Lincoln enlists in Illinois militia to help fight Sauk & Fox Indians.
- 1833 Andrew Jackson takes oath on March 4 for second term of Presidency.
- 1833 First tax-supported public library, at Peterborough, NH, Apr 9.
- 1833 Oberlin College, in Ohio, becomes first coed college in U.S.A.
- 1834 Death of Lafayette, Revolutionary War hero on two continents.
- 1834 Charles Babbage demonstrates "analytic engine:" A computer.
- 1835 Treaty of New Echota. United States takes Cherokee Indian lands.
- 1835 U.S.A. becomes debt free (briefly) for only time in history.
- 1836 The Alamo. 6000 Mexicans defeat 190 Americans in 12 days on Mar 6.
Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie killed.
- 1836 Arkansas admitted as 25th state on Jun 15.
- 1836 Aaron Burr dies. Lived 32 years of misery after duel with Hamilton.
- 1837 Michigan admitted as 26th state on Jan 26.
- 1837 Martin Van Buren takes oath on March 4 as 8th President.
- 1838 Osceola dies in prison after being tricked by false white flag.
- 1838 Trail of Tears. Thousands of Indians die on forced march to reservations.
- 1838 Black Hawk, famous Sauk warrior, dies of old age.
- 1839 Slaves take over slave ship Amistad, land in New York.
- 1839 Abner Doubleday invents baseball at Cooperstown, NY.
- 1839 Railway Express Co. founded in Boston.