South Carolina History


Cotton Trade


Was the trade of cotton between countries

Eastern Woodland Indians

1491 - 1492

Woodland Indians live east of the plain Indians,and live in New England and Maryland to the Great Lakes Area and into Maine.



Secession is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union.


1500 - 1800

That the government control foreign trade to ensuring the military security of the country.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside United States territory. Founded by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526.

Port Royal


Port Royal was the site of the Naval Battle of Port Royal during the Civil War.

Triangle Slave Trade

1600 - 1900

It was a trade of guns for slaves and were send to different countries.

Plantation System

1600 - 1800

The division of the land into smaller units under private ownership became known as the plantation system.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

Slave Codes

1660 - 1862

These codes gave slave-owners absolute power over the African slaves.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

A type of settlement which is supervise and develop by the British Crown.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1800

With the help of slavery rice and indigo became cash crops.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

Conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes.

Royal Colony

1729 - 1981

Colonies ruled by a governor assign by a monarch.

Stono Rebellion


It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The war was fought between the colonies of British America and New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The war was a conflict between British forces in North America and Cherokee Indian tribes during the French and Indian War.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

The Sugar Act raised revenue to the British colonies.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

Citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

The Stamp Act raised taxes on printed materials.

Sons of Liberty


The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

The Tea Act raised the taxes on tea to the British East India Company.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

It was American War of Independence.

Declaration of Independence


The Declaration of Independence stated that the thirteen American colonies were independent .

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1781

The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states to established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


The Constitution of the State of South Carolina it describes the structure and function of the state's government.

Battle of Camden


It was a major victory for the British.

The Battle of King's Mountain


The turning point of the war in the south.

Battle of Cowpens


It was the beginning of the reconquest of South Carolina.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


It was the last major battle in the south.

3/5 Compromise


It means that for every five on three will be counted in the population.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.

Commerce Compromise


The national government was given the right to regulate commerce or trade.



The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.

Cotton Gin


A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds.

“Total War”


To destroy every thing in the opposing country.

Embargo Act


It was said that the merchants can't go and trade with the Europeans.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

The War of 1812 was a 32 month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies which resulted in no territorial change.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

Was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Denmark Vesey Plot


An African-Caribbean most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States, and named Denmark Vesey.

Ft Sumter


It was named after General Thomas Sumter, Revolutionary War hero. Also was the first battle in the civil war.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The goal was to end slavery forever.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

The Nullification Crisis was a crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement.

Dred Scott Decision


It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent (both slave and free) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.

Election of 1860


The United States presidential election of 1860 was the 19th presidential election. Which abraham lincoln won the election.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

The Confederate States of America (CSA), also known as the Confederacy, 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 and several Southern slave states that had declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America

Lincoln’s assassination


Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, also The assassination was planned and carried out by John Wilkes Booth.