United States History

Mid-term timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

100 - 1000

Native Americans who lived in the Eastern part of the now United States. They were here before the Spanish, British, etc. Biggest being the Cherokee.


1500 - 1700

16th century to late 18th century. Mercantilism is the goverment control of foreign colonies ensuring the military security of the country.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

First settlement from Europe in the now existing United States, it only lasted for 3 months after being abandoned.

Triangle Slave Trade

1550 - 1800

The triangle lasted between the late 16th century and early 19th. The triangle trade was the trade between the America's, Africa, and Europe. They traded many things from spices, to raw materials, to slaves.

Plantation system

1600 - 1800

The plantation system was also known as the social control system. Most plantations were specialized in 1 crop like sugar or indigo.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

They were the colonies in the Americas that belonged to England. First colony in 1607, last in 1733

Royal Colonies

1624 - 1752

Royal colonies are ruled directly by the king.

Properiatary colony


South Carolina was a properatiary colony.

Slave codes

1650 - 1712

Codes restricting slaves many rights.

Rice and indigo

1680 - 1783

Rice and Indigo were major cash crops of South Carolina.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

The yemassee war was a conflict between Bristish settlers between various Native American tribes.

Stono Rebellion


The largest slave revolt by slaves in the colonies. September 9th, 1739.

French and Indian

1754 - 1763

A war between the French and English colonies.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

War with the British Colonies and Native tribes?

Sugar Act

1764 - 1776

High tax on sugar.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

A North and South Carolina uprising against the citizens took up arms against corrupt officials.

Stamp act

1765 - 1880

Tax on all paper products.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1787

American patriots begining to rebel.

Tea act


Tax on tea.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The rebellion of the colonists against the British forces. Colonists won making the USA.

Declaration of Independence


Announced the colonies as a separate country.

Articles of Condfederation


The first constituion of the colonies, stating it is a union.

south carolina constitution of 1776


The constitution for South Caorlina.

Battle of Camden


A major victory for the British.

Battle of kings Mountain


Victory for the patriots.

Battle of Cowpens


A Bristish win.

Battle of Eutaw springs


Last big battle in South Carolina, British one.

3/5 compromise


Compromise between the north and the south about the population of slaves, counting as 3/5.

Commerence Compromise


A compromise between the North and South on how the government would regulate commerence.

The Great Compromise


The compromise about the representation of how many representatives for each state.

The Constitution


The supreme law of the United States.

Cotton Trade


The cotton trade started becoming popular in 1793 because of the cotton gin.

Cotton Gin


Device that makes picking cotton a lot easier and faster.



This movement was to secede with the United States.

Embargo Act


Embargo against England and France.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Conflict with the British.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

General of the USA, came up with total warfare.

Denmark Vesey Plot


Would have been one of the largest slave revolt in American History. But, word leaked and the leaders were executed.

Abolitionist movement

1830 - 1870

Abolitionist movement tried to gain the emancipation of all slaves.

Nullification Crisis


Crisis that Andrew Jacksons tariffs were null and there for not valid. Ended with Jackson's resignation.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Politician who was once a slave.

Kansas-Nebraska act


Creating the states Kansas and Nebraska therefor opening new lands, and territories.

Dred Scott Decision


Argument between Scott and and Stanford over a landmark decision.

Election of 1860


Big election of Abraham Lincoln.

Ft. Summter


Starting place of the civil war.

Creation of the CSA

1861 - 1865

Seven southern states seceded to form CSA, start of Civil War.

Port Royal


Biggest amphibious battle until D Day, battle of civil war at Port Royal.

Civil war

1861 - 1865

War between north and south, USA and CSA.

Total War

1861 - 1865

Destructive war, total destruction, no crops, made so people hated war.

Lincoln's assassination


Lincoln assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.