Midterm interactive timeline


Eastern woodland Indians

1491 - 1492

The eastern woodland indians were made up of many tribes. The most common were Powhatan, Mohawks, Iroquois and the Susquehanna.


1500 - 1700

The mercantilism is a law which says that the government can control the flow of trade in and out of the United States.

Triangle Slave trade

1500 - 1700

It traded slaves in a triangle on the Atlantic Ocean. The ships went from Africa to England to America and then back to Africa to pick up more slaves.

San Miguel de Guadolupe

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Guadolupe was founded by Lucas Vasquez de ayllon. It is in the present day Georgetown, SC.

Plantation system

1600 - 1800

A plantation system is a agricultural mass production of staple products grown on plantations.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

They were the 13 English colonies settled on the coast of North America. Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massuchusetts bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island are the 13 colonies.

Proprietary colony


South Carolina was a proprietary colony owned by king George the 2. They earned there independence in 1776.

Slave codes

1650 - 1833

Slave codes were made after several slave rebellions to enforce laws against slave more.

Rice and indigo trade


Rice became a major export because it was much more efficient with slaves on the plantations. Indigo was used as a dye for clothes and other things.

Royal colony


A royal colony is a colony administrated by an appointed person of the same government.

Yemmassee war

April 14,1715 - 1717

The yemmassee war was a conflict between the British settlers and the native Americans of a lot of tribes. The Native Americans tried to destroy the colony.

Stono rebellion

September 9, 1739

It was a massive slave uprising in South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

It was fought between the colonies of British America and New France. Both sides were supported by their parent countries Great Britain and France.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

It was between the British forces in America and the Cherokee Indians. They were allies at the start of the war but suspected each other of betrayals.

Sugar act

April 5, 1764

The sugar act was a revenue act passed by the parliament of Great Britain.

Sons of liberty


The sons of liberty was secret group formed to fight for their rights and against taxes.

Stamp act


The stamp act stated that British America's printed materials be produced on stamp paper produced in London.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

It was an uprising in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials. Historians think it was a catalyst to the American revolution.

Tea act


It's objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea in the British east India company's warehouses. Another reason was to undercut the price of tea in Britains North American colony's.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

The revolutionary war was the war that the thirteen colonies would earn its independence from Great Britain.

South Carolina constitution of 1776


South Carolina makes a new constitution and government. John rutledge is elected president and Henry Lauren's is Vice President.

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The declaration of independnce is a document that states that the thirteen colonies are independent states from Great Britain.

Articles of confederation

November 15, 1777

The articles of confederation was the 13 colonies first constitution which created the United States.

Battle of Camden

August 16, 1780

The battle of Camden took place in Camden, SC. It was a major victory for the British forces.

Battle of kings mountain

October 7, 1780

It was a battle between the patriots and the loyalists. The battle took place nine miles south of the present day kings mountain, NC.

Battle of cowpens

January 17, 1781

The battle of cowpens was won by the continental forces. it was called the turning point in the war.

Battle of eutaw springs

September 8, 1781

It was the last major battle in the Carolina's.

Great compromise


It was an agreement that said both large and small states will develop a legislative structure.

Commerce compromise


The commerce compromise said that only imports are taxed not U.S. exports.

3/5 compromise


The three-fifths compromise was made to count three fifths of the slave population for representation purposes.

United States constitution

September 17, 1787

It's purpose was to to replace the articles of confederation. It is the supreme law of the United States.

Cotton trade


Cotton is bought and sold by investors to make money as a tradable commodity.

Cotton gin


A cotton gin seperated cotton fibers from seeds quickly and easily.

Embargo act


It was a general embargo enacted against Britain and France during the napoleonic wars.

War of 1812

June 18, 1812 - February 18, 1815

It was a conflict between the British and the United States which resulted in no territorial change. It resolved many problems remaining from the war of independence.

Denmark vesey plot

July 14, 1822

Denmark Vesey developed a plan to start a massive slave rebellion.

F.t. Sumter


F.t. Sumter is located in Charelston harbor, charleston, SC. In its first battle during the revolutionary war there were no deaths just cannons shooting at the fort in hope of knocking it down.

William .T.Sherman

February 8, 1829 - February 14, 1891

He was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He was a general during the civil war for the union army.

Abolitionist movement

1830 - 1870

The abolitionist movement attempted to enforce immediate emancipation of all slave.

Nullification controversy


It was a sectional crisis created by the ordinance of Nullification.

Robert smalls

April 5, 1839 - February 23, 1915

He was an Enslaved African who became a ships pilot, a sea captain and a politician.

Kansas-Nebraska act


The Kansas Nebraska act created the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

Dred Scott decision

March 6, 1857

The chief of justice came to a decision on what ht ey should do a about dred Scott. They let Scott go free because he lived in the free state of Illinois.

Election of 1860

november 6, 1860

The presidential election of 1860 was when Abraham Lincoln was elected president.

The confederate states of America

1861 - 1865

The confederate states of America were a government set up by a number of southern slave states. They had declared their secession from the United States.

American civil war

April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865

The war was between several slave states of the south(confederate)and the union(north). The south seceded from the United States of America because the north would not allow slavery in th constitution.

Civil war

April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865

It was a conflict in order to abolish slavery against the United States and the confederates.

Total war


Total war is when the opposing army destroys everything in its path. William.t.sherman's"march to the sea" was anticipated as total war because he destroyed everything the south needed to make war.

Lincoln's assassination

April 14, 1865

John Wilkes booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln in ford's theater while he was watching a play called"our American cousin" in Washington, DC.



A seccessionist is a person who succeeds from a organization or in American history it was when the southern slave states seceded from the union.

Port royal


Port royal gets its name from port royal sound which is adjacent to it. Port royal hosted the battle of port royal during the civil war.