Mid term

Mid term project

Eastern woodland indians

1,200 B.C. - 500 B.C.

Lived east of the Mississippi River. They lived in long log cabins, built from trees, bark and grass. Women were the gatherers as the men hunted the animals, while children played until they became of age to learn the ways of the tribe.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

Was a triangle trade between West Africa, Caribbean or American colonies and the European colonial powers. They traded slaves, cash crops, and European goods.


1500 - 1700

Belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism. This was used as a argument to prevent our nation from doing foreign trade but, it evolved over time and different point of views occurred that changed the opinion of others. Whether it was with or not with foreign trade.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

Was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory, founded by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526. It only lasted 3 months until it was abanded in 1527.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1700

The Royal colony was North Carolina. It was originally part of providence of Carolina in British America, and created by the eight lords of Proprietor.

13 English colonies

1624 - 1732

Their were 13 English colonies. The colonies were: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. They eventually wanted to become a new nation wanting a new government, which meant Great Britain wouldn't own those colonies. That led to a war and eventually the colonies one and were separated from Great Britain.

Slave Codes

1650 - 1833

Laws that kept slaves under control.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1800

Rice and indigo was part of the Triangular Trade. Slaves were used as free labor to help pick the rice.

Abolitionist movement

1700 - 1800

People who were against slavery. The underground railroad was used by abolitionists.

Yemasse War

1715 - 1717

the Yemasse war was between British settlers and various Native american Indian tribes. One of the most transformational conflicts of colonal america.

Plantation System

1730 - 1917

Used slaves for free labor to help pick cash crops. This system was used in the Southern States.

Stono Rebellion

September 9, 1739

One of the largest slave rebellions the Britishland had since the American revolution. Slaves took guns from slave owners killing the, burned their stores and homes. This group gathered more slaves to join their rebellion as they traveled to south Florida. They encountered the militia on the way to Florida and were fought to the death.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

This war was between the British American Empire and New France. The British won.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

Was a war between the British Empire and the Cherokee Indian tribes. This was durring the French and Indian war.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

An act passed by the British Parliment. Was made to put taxes on sugar to help pay off the debt of the war.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

Put taxes on imported goods by the British Parliment to help pay off troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the French and Indian war.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1773

Group of American Patriots originated from preindependance North American British Colonys. formed to protect the rights of colonists and to go against taxes. Known for the Boston Tea Party.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

An unsuccessful north and south Carolina uprising.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

Vesey got arrested before the uprising began. Vesey was a slave who bought his freedom.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

Act passed by the Parliment of Great Britian. Was to help reduce the surplus of tea in its London ware houses, to help the company survive. The colonists commited the uprising of the Boston Tea Party.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

A war between the thirteen colonies and the Britsh Empire.

South Carolina constitution

1776 - 1777

When South Carolina became Independent.

Declaration of Independance

1776 - 1777

Announced that the thirteen colonies were independant states and no longer apart of the British Empire. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independance.

Articles of Confederation

1777 - 1789

Established the US as a confederation of sovereign. Was replaced with the US Constitution.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

Battle took place in York country, Southern Carolina. Patric Ferguson lead the Patriots.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

Was a major victory for the British. Charles Lord Cornwallis lead the British.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

Was the last major battle in South Carolina.

Battle of Cowpens

January 17, 1781

Victory for the continental army. A turning point in recon querying South Carolina from the British.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1788

Between the Southern and Noethern states. Took place during the Philidelphia Convention. Three fiths of the slaves would represent perpouses reguarding the distribution of taxes and portion of the members in the House of Represenatives.


1787 - 1789

Helps seperate the powers of the branches and to guard against tyranny.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1788

Proposed by James Madison. Was made to guard against tyranny.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Constitution allows the Federal Government to tax imports but not exports. Southerners and Northerners were fighting over the Governments tariffs.

Cotton Gin

1793 - 1794

Was invented by Eli Whitney. Was made to fasten the production of cotton picking.

Embargo Act

1806 - 1808

A law not allowing the trade with any country in particular.

war of 1812

1812 - 1815

Was a war between the US and the British Empire. Inspired the lyrics of our national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”.

William T Sherman

1820 - 1891

Used the strategy “Total war”. Was a union army general.

Nullification Controversy

1828 - 1832

The Federal tariffs were going against the constitution within the sovereign boundaries of South Carolina.

Propriety Colony

1830 - 1831

Propriety colony is when a colony which one or more individuals, remained subject to their parents states sanctions. Remained rights that are today known as the privlege of the state. This was used by Englands colonization and is based on country platine.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Enslaved African American Who sailed his family to freedom.

Cotton Trade

1850 - 1851

We traded with London. They had to pick pounds to make a profit.

Kansas Nebraska Act

1854 - 1855

Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. The North and South fought over the land because the South wanted it to grow more cotton.

Dred Scott Decision

1857 - 1858

Landmark decision by the US Supreme court, Stated that the African Americans were allowed to be brought back to their plantations if captured.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

Abraham Lincoln got election. The Democratic and Republican parties were made.

Civil war

1861 - 1865

Between the North and Southern states because of slavery. The North won.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

A number of southern states seceded from the union and creating the Confederate States of America, because of the try for abolishing slavery.

Battle of Port Royal

November 3, 1861 - November 7, 1861

One of the first amphibious battles that the union faced to capture Port Royal. Was an important battle to win for the union.

"Total war"

1865 - 1866

War strategy used by William T Sherman. Destroys everything in its path.

Lincoln assassination

April 14, 1865 10:15 pm - April 15, 1865 7:22 am

John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln while watching a play. This happened in ford's theatre Washington, D.C.


1900 - 1999

withdrawing from a union. Four Southern states left the confederacy.

Fort Sumter

1966 - 1967

The start of the Civil war. Took place at Charleston harbor.