The Eastern Woodland Indians were Native Americans that lived in the eastern United States.
San Miguel de Gualdape
1526 - 1527
San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in what is now the United States.
The Plantation System was the division of land into small, private ownerships.
13 English Colonies
1607 - 1733
The thirteen English colonies were the land in America that belonged to England.
1629 - 1729
A Proprietary Colony was run by the eight Lord Proprietors. They owned a land under the king's permission and sold it off to the settlers.
1650 - 1673
Mercantilism is an economic system where the mother country dominates the trade with the colonies. The mother country is trying to make money for the colonies.
Triangle Slave Trade
1680 - 1880
The Triangle Slave Trade carried cash, slaves, crops, and manufactured goods between America, Africa, England, and the Caribbean.
Rice & Indigo Trade
1698 - 1730
In South Carolina, rice and indigo was a major cash crop so it was traded throughout the world.
The Salve Codes were codes that every state had that defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters.
1715 - 1717
The Yemassee War was a conflict between the British settlers in South Carolina and various Native American tribes.
1729 - 1776
A Royal Colony were also called Crown Colonies and were loyal to the king. They were ruled by a governor chosen by the king.
A slave rebellion lead by an African American called Jemmy. 20 whites and 44 slaves were killed during this rebellion.
French and Indian War
1754 - 1763
The French and Indian War was a war fought between Britain and the French and the Native Americans in America.
1758 - 1761
The Cherokee War was between British forces in North America and Cherokee Indian tribes during the French and Indian War.
1764 - 1766
The Sugar Act was a tax put on foreign sugar and a higher tax on coffee, indigo, and some kinds of wine.
1765 - 1771
The Regulator Movement was an uprising in North Carolina that colonists took against officials. It was unsuccessful.
Sons of Liberty
1765 - 1766
The Sons of Liberty was a group of American patriots that wanted to protect the rights of the colonies and put a stop to British taxes.
1765 - 1766
The Stamp Act was when the British Parliament told everyone that all paper products had to have the a stamp of the Birtish seal on it.
1773 - 1861
The Tea Act told the Americans that they could only buy tea from the East Indian Company.
1775 - 1783
The Revolutionary War was the war that won America their independence.
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was a document that gained America's independence and gave the people their rights.
South Carolina Constitution of 1776
The South Carolina Constitution of 1776 was the laws that the U.S. made after they broke away from Britain.
Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation was the 13 colonies' first constitution.
Battle of Camden
The Battle of Camden was one of the battles in the Revolutionary War that resulted in a British victory.
Battle of Kings Mountain
The Battle of Kings Mountain was a battle fought in the Revolutionary War that resulted in a Patriot victory.
Battle of Cowpens
The Battle of Cowpens was a battle in the Revolutionary War that resulted in an overwhelming American victory.
Battle of Eutaw Springs
The Battle of Eutaw Springs was one of the last major battles in the Carolinas.
The 3/5 Compromise was a comprmise between the Northern and Southern states that said that slaves would only be counted as 3/5 of a person.
The Commerce Compromise states that the government can tax imports but not exports.
The Great Compromise says that each state will have representatives from the House of Represetatives according to its population. The states will also get the same number of representatives in the Senate.
The Constitution is the laws of the United States of America.
Denmark Vesey Plot
The Denmark Vesey Plot was when an African American was planning to start a rebellion in the United States.
The cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily removes the seeds from cotton.
1793 - 1860
When the cotton gin was invented, the cotton trade business took off. Because of how easy it was to get the seeds out of cotton, slave owners began to grow more to be sold to make more money.
1800 - 1899
"Total War" was an idea made up by William T. Sherman in which weapons and damage is unrestricted. It is the complete assembling of weapons and troops.
The Embargo Act banned all trade with Britain and France.
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
The War of 1812 was when the United States took on Great Britain because America wanted to expand its territory.
William T. Sherman
1820 - 1891
William T. Sherman served as a General in the Civil War.
The Abolitionist Movement was when people fought to end slavery.
The Nullification Controversy was a crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson over tariffs.
1839 - 1915
Robert Smalls was an enslaved African American who freed himself, his crew, and his family. He was elected into the House of Representatives.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska which opened new land for settlers.
April 14, 1856
The assassination of President Lincoln occured when the Civil War was drawing to an end. John Wilkes Booth was the man responsible for killing President Lincoln.
Dred Scott Decision
The Dred Scott Decision said that the government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories.
1860 - 1861
A secessionist is a person who was for breaking away from the North.
Election of 1860
November 6, 1860
The election of 1860 was a race between Abraham Lincoln and John Breckinridge. It was what started the outbreak of the Civil War.
1861 - 1865
The Civil War was a war fought between the Northern states and the Southern states.
Creation of the Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
The CSA was made up of Southern slave states that had declared independence from the United States.
The Battle of Fort Sumter was the surrender of Fort Sumter and this battle started the Civil War.
The Battle of Port Royal was one of the battles in the Civil War where the U.S. Army and Navy captured Port Royal Sound.