This was a group of Indians who lived from the Mississippi River to the east coast of America. These Indians lived off of what resources they had around them in the forest.
Triangle Slave Trade
1500 - 1800
This was a trading system including America, England, and Africa. These three countries traded slaves, crops, and manufactured goods.
San Miguel de Gualdape
1526 - 1527
This was the first European settlement in the United States. This settlement was founded by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón but was not able to last through the harsh winter months.
1600 - 1800
Was a system where the colonies sold all their goods to England and England sold them off to other countries for more than they bought them for to make a greater profit. Also, the colonies could only buy their goods from England so England could raise the prices with no competition.
Plantation System is when people took big pieces of land and broke them up for induvidual people to own. Many times these pieces of land had slaves working on them.
13 English Colonies
1607 - 1763
These colonies were controlled by Great Britain.
1629 - 1729
The Proprietary Colony was run by the 8 Lord Proprieters. They owned all the land under the Kings permission and sold it off to the settlers.
1650 - 1712
The Slave Codes were a set laws to enforce slaves with. This gave slave owners absolute control over slaves.
Rice and Indigo Trade
1680 - 1775
South Carolina was well equipped for growing rice and indigo. This made it very easy to grow a large amount of the cash crops and make a lot of money from them. These crops were sold all around the world.
1715 - 1717
The Yemassee War was a conflict between the British settlers and various Native American tribes.
1729 - 1776
These were also called the Crown Colonies. They were ruled directly by a governor chosen by the king.
September 9, 1739
This rebellion was the largest rebellion in the 13 colonies. It took place in the colony of South Carolina. This uprising did not succeed.
French and Indian War
1754 - 1763
War fought mainly between British America and New France.
1758 - 1761
This war was fought between British and Cherokee Indian Tribe. These two sides faught because they both betrayed each other.
The Sugar Act, put in place by the British, placed taxes on sugar, wine, and other imported things. They did this because they wanted more money to provide more security for the colonies.
1765 - 1771
It was an organized effort by settlers to restore law and order and establish institutions of local government.
Sons of Liberty
The Sons Of Liberty was a group of people who were loyal to the American Colonies and revolted against British tax laws.
The Stamp Act was created by the British Parliment on American colonies. This put taxes on any piece of printed paper they used.
Cotton is one of the biggestcash crops in America. Trading cotton with other countries brings in a lo of money.
It told the Americans they could only buy tea from the East India Company.
1775 - 1783
A war between the British and the 13 colonies. They were fighting over American Independence and who was to get the control of the land. America defeated the British with all odds against them.
South Carolina Constitution of 1776
March 26, 1776
The Provincial Congress approved a new state constitution. The legislator became the General Assembly of South Carolina.
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776
A statement written by the Continental Congress which said that the American colonies were independent.
Articles of Confederation
November 15, 1777
This was an agreement of the 13 original states. This agreement was used as the original constitution.
Battle of Camden
August 16, 1780
This was a battle fought in the south. The British came out with a victory against America. This battle was a statement made by Great Britain, telling America they were in charge.
Battle of Kings Mountain
October 7, 1780
This battle was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Americans defeated the British with a suprise attack.
Battle of Cowpens
January 17, 1781
This Battle definatley switch the point of the Reevolutionary war. At first, it seemed that the British forces had the war won. But after this battle, America came back on top.
Battle of Eutaw Springs
September 8, 1781
This was one of the last battles fought in the Carolinas. Great Britain won this Battle.
This was a comprimise between the Northern and Southern states. It said that 3/5 of slaves would be counted for population. They needed numbers of population for taxing and representation.
This was another comprimise between the north and the south. This said the the government was allowed to tax on imports but not exports.
This was a comprimise between small and large states. They agreed that the Senate should have equal representation throught all of the states but the House of Representatives should have representation based on population.
September 17, 1787
This document is placed in the National Archives. The Constitution is where all the laws of the United States of America come from.
1807 - 1809
The Embargo Act put an embargo on Great Britain and France. This was inplaced on these countries because they were attacking American trading ships. This Act hurt America because they were unable to trade with certain countries and did not make profit.
War of 1812
June 18, 1812 - February 18, 1815
This was a war between England and America. This war did not end in any territorial change but solved many ongoing desputes.
William T. Sherman
February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891
Sherman was a northern general in the Civil War. He used the "Total Warfare" strategy to destroy everything the South had. He is responsible for a majority of the damage done in the South during the Civil War.
Denmark Vesey Plot
The goal of this plan was to have slaves escape their owners and then flee to Haiti for freedom. This plan was known by many white people, and they took action to make sure it never happened.
1830 - 1870
The abolitionist movement was a time where people tried to put an end to slavery. This envolved many protest and lots of violence.
This was an argument between Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. Andrew Jackson believed Taxes should be control by the federal government where Calhoun thought that idividual states should have their own power. South Carolina tried nullifing the tax law but ended up not being allowed to do that.
April 5, 1839 - February 23, 1915
He was a slave during the civil war. He freed himself, his family, and his crew from slavery. He did this by pertending to be a confederate and drive their ship out of the harbor to the north.
Dred Scott Decision
1846 - 1857
Dred Scott went to court to fight for his freedom. After ten years of tossing back and forth, he finally became before the Supreme Court. The court told him because he was black and not a citizen of the US, he could not sue in federal court.
This act created the territories Kansas and Nebraska. In these two territories, the people had the choice weather they wanted slavery or not.
Election of 1860
Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860.
Creation of the Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
The Confederate States of America was created by a bunch of southern slave states that were scared that Abraham Lincoln, the new president, was going to take slavery away. When these states secceded, the outbreak of the Civil War started.
1861 - 1865
A secessionist is a person who joins into a secession or break away. These people broke away from the US and and formed the CSA.
1861 - 1865
Total War is where one side totally distroys and disables a perfectl population and resources.
April 12, 1861 - June 22, 1865
The Civil war was a war between the north and south. The North fought for the abolishment of slavery and the South wanted to keep it. The North ended up winning this war.
April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861
This battle was the first battle in the Civil War. It resulted in a southern victory.
November 3, 1861 - November 7, 1861
This battle was one of the first amphibious operations of the Civil War. This means the soliders came from fighting on the water to on the land. The north won this battle.
April 14, 1865
Licoln was assassinated while he was watching a play in D.C. The man who shot him was named John Wilkes Booth.
The Cotton Gin was a macheine that changed the way cotton was sold in America. This macheine seperated the seed out of the cotton. It did the job quickly where when people had to do it, it took long, painful hours.