South Carolina History Timeline


San Miguel de Gualdape

1475 - 1526

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 to last only three months of winter before being abandoned in early 1527.

Sc history

1491 - 1865

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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.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

After witnessing many deaths in cramped. Tired and browbeaten as they were, slaves were often made to excercise against their will.

Port Royal


Was one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War, in which a United States Navy fleet.

Plantation System

1600 - 1800

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


1607 - 1732

Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country. In particular, it demands a positive balance of trade.

13 Colonies

1607 - 1732

In 1609 the London Company obtained a grant of land in America extending 400 miles along the Atlantic, but in 1624 its charter was annulled, and in 1632 the King granted the proprietary colony of Maryland out of Virginia.

Proprietary Colony

1663 - 1729

This type of colonial government, based on the County Palatine and resembling feudal grants of fiefs in exchange for service more than the modern concept of state sovereignty, was used by England's colonization along the Atlantic coasts of North America and the Caribbean.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

Rice was grown successfully in South Carolina in 1680. By the 18th century, the slave system established a large scale. Rice became the major export crop of the region.

Royal Colony

1685 - 1729

A Royal Colony was a subject to direct control of the king of England. The king of England named a governor to serve os the colony's chief.

Slave Codes

1712 - 1740

South Carolina established its slave code in 1712, based on the 1688 English slave code employed in Barbados.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

A conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi, Savannah River Shawnee, Congaree, Waxhaw, Pee Dee, Cape Fear, Cheraw, and others.

Stono Rebellion


The Stono Rebellion was a slave rebellion that commenced on September 9 1739, in South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British colonies prior to the American Revolution.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian war was fought between the British America and New France. Both sides were supported by military units from countries of Great Britian and France.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The the British won the war the Cherokee lost some of there land. The Cherokee war started in 1758 when Virginia attacked Moytoy.

Sugar Act

1763 - 1776

The Sugar act was a law that attempted to curb the smuggling of sugar and molasses in the colonies.

Sons of Liberty

1764 - 1775

The sons of liberty was a group consisting of American Patriots. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists.

Stamp Act


A stamp act is any legislation that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

The Regulator Movement was a North and South Uprising.

Denmark vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

Was an African-Caribbean most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States.

Tea Act


Was an act of Parlament of Great Britain. The act was passed by Parlament on May 10, 1773.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

Began has a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies. It grew into a world war between Great Britain on one side and the United States, France, Netherlands, and Spain on the other sides.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


It describes the function of South Carolina government.

The Declaration of Independence


The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states.

Articles of Confederation

1777 - 1781

Was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states.

Battle of Cowpens

1780 - 1781

The Americans won the Battle of Cowpens.

Battle of Camden


The battle of Camden was a major victory for the British.

Battle of Kings Mountain


The Battle of Kings of Mountain was fought between the Patriots and the Loyalists. The Patriots won the battle of Kings Mountain.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


The British won the Battle of Eutaw Springs.


1787 - 1788

The constitution is the supreme law. The first three Articles of the Constitution establish the rules and separate powers of the three branches.

Great Compromise


Was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure.

Commerce Compromise


Compromise between the Northern and Southern States during the Constitutional Convention.

3/5 Compromise


The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states.

Cotton Trade

1794 - 1861

The cotton trade is when they would trade cotton.

Cotton Gin


The cotton gin is a machine that quickly separates cotton fibers from their seeds, a job that must be picked out by hand.

Embargo Act


The Embargo Act of 1807 was a general embargo by the United States Congress against Great Britain.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

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

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

Was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The abolitionist movement attempted to achieve all slaves and the ending of racial segregation.

Nullification Convroversy

1832 - 1833

Was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

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

Dred Scott Decision

1846 - 1857

On this day in 1857, the United States Supreme Court issues a decision in the Dred Scott case.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


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


1860 - 1861

Is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or especially a political entity.

Election of 1860


Was the 19th quadrennial presidential election.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The American Civil War, also known as the War between the States or simply the Civil War, was a civil war was fought through 1861 to 1865.

Ft. Sumter


Was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina.

Creation of the Confederate States of America


The Confederate States of America was created in Southern slave states who refused to remain in a nation that believed was turning on them.

" Total War"

1864 - 1865

Is a war in which the complete of fully available resources and population.

Lincoln's Assassination


Lincoln was shot by John Wilks Booth on April 14, 1865.