SC Timelime


Eastern Woodland Indians

1491 - 1492

The Eastern Woodland Indian were made up of many tribes. The most known of these tribes were the Powhatan, Mohawks, Iroqoius, and the Susquehanna. The Eastern Woodland Indians inhabited a wide area in the eastern part of the United States that extended eastward from the Mississippi River, through the Great Lakes region, to the Atlantic Ocean.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

The best-known triangular trading system is the transatlantic slave trade, that start in the late 16th to the early 19th centuries, carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Caribbean or American colonies and the European colonial powers..

Port Royal


It was the centre of shipping commerce in the Caribbean Sea during the latter half of the 17th century.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory, founded by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526. It was suppose to last only three months of winter before being abandoned in early 1527.

Plantation System

1600 - 1800

A large farm that grew cash crops and had slaves.

Royal colony

1600 - 1700

Royal colonies were established in North America by England, France, and the Netherlands over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth century's.


1607 - 1732

Mercantilism is the economic system that gives the government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1732

The Thirteen Colonies were colonies in North America.The first colony was Virginia. It was started in 1607 at Jamestown. The last colony of the thirteen to be started was Georgia in 1732.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

It was a settlement in British-American history.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

They started growing rice successfully in South Carolina as early as 1680. In the early 18th century when slaves system established a larger profit for rice.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

A conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various native Americans Indian tribes, including the Yemassee,Muscogee, Cherokee, and more.

Stono Rebellion


The Stono Rebellion (sometimes called Cato's Conspiracy or Cato's Rebellion) was a slave rebellion that started on 9 September 1739, in South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The war was between New France and the British colonies. France was joined by Indians tribes. The British won and as result they created the Treaty of Paris.

The Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

It was between the Cherokee and Great Britian. In the French and Indian war they were allies, but they both had supstected each if their betrayals. In 1761 the Indians signed a treaty with Virginia. Later on they made peace with South Carolina.

Sons of Liberty

1764 - 1775

The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

The Sugar Act was a money-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

The Stamp Act was a tax on the colonists and required that many materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.

Regular Movement

1765 - 1771

Was a North and South country uprising.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

He was most famous for planning a rebellion with all the slaves against the US.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

The Tea Act was a tax on tea done by Parliament of Great Britain.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The Revolutionary War in the United States, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, but gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side and the newly formed United States, France, Netherlands and Spain on the other.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1777

On June 11 and June 28 1776 Thomas Jefferson

Articles of Confederation

1777 - 1789

Was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America.

Battle of Kings Mountain


Battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militarys.

Battle of Camden


Was a great victory for the British. Over 900 people killed.

Battle of Cowpens


Was a victory by Continental army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


Was one of the battles of the American Revolutionary War, and was the last major engagement of the war in the Carolinas.

3/5 Compromise


Was a compromise between Southern and Northern states.

Great Compromise


Was an agreement that reached large and small states.

Commerce Compromise


Was when The Constitution allows the government to tax imports but not exports.


1787 - 1789

The act or process of composing, setting up, or establishing.

Cotton Gin


A machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The embargo was created in response to violations of U.S.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Was a 32 month long military conflict between the United States and the British Empire.

William Tecumseh Sherman

1820 - 1891

Was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

Abolitionist movement attempted to achieve immediate emancipation of all slaves and the ending of racial segregation and discrimination.

Nullification Controversy


Was a major milestone in the national debate over federal versus state authority.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War.

Slave Codes

1840 - 1865

The slave codes were laws in each US state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Kansas-Nebraska Act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

Dred Scott Decision


It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories.

Election of 1860


The election of 1860 was the 19th quadrennial presidential election.



Is the act of withdrawing from an organization.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

Was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by a number of Southern slave states that had declared their secession from the United States

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several Southern slave states.

“Total War”

1864 - 1865

Total war was identified by scholars as a separate class of warfare.

Lincoln’s assassination


Took place on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

Cotton Trade


When they traded cotton to different places.

Ft Sumter


The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter.