Mid-term timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

The eastern woodland culture consisted of many tribes inhabiting the eastern parts of the United States and Canada. They hunted for their food.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

Britain brought cloth, guns, ironware, and drinks to Africa and traded them for people to become slaves.

San Miguel de Gauldape


The first European settlement in what is now United States territory. It was abandoned within three months.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1800

A royal colony is a colony controlled by the Eglish.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

The 13 colonies were some of the colonies along the Atlantic coast. Each colony developed its own system of self-government.


1637 - 1800

Mercantilism is when the government regulates all of the trade, in and out, and you can only buy from certain countries.

Proprietary colony

1660 - 1690

When a colony is given to a proprietor to govern. Usually run by private land owners in that colony.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1700 - 1800

Rice became a major export in South Carolina. Their swamps were well suited for growing it.

Yamassee War

1715 - 1717

The Yemassee war was a conflict between British settlers and various tribes. This English won.

Stono Rebellion


It was a slave rebellion in South Carolina. 20 white people and 44 black people were killed.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

This war was fought between the British and the French and various native tribes.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

It was a we between the British and the Cherokee during the French and Indian war.

Sugar Act


The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses. It also included that many other foods need to be taxed.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

James Hunter was asked to lead a group of nearly 2000 men against Governor William Tyron.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

It reqired that many people had to print things on stamped paper. People had to pay for it in British currency instead of colonial paper money.

Sons of liberty

1765 - 1767

The sons of liberty were a group of men from America who opposed the rule of the British. They had a great part in the American revolution.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

It objective was to reduce the surplus of tea held by struggling companies in London. It was also made to reduce the price of tea being smuggled into the North American colonies.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The American won the war and gained their freedom from the British.

Declaration of Independence


The Declaration of Independence gave all men and woman in America freedom from the British and gave them all equal rights.

South Carolina constitution

1776 - 1778

It describes the structure of the states government.

Battle of Camden


This battle took place on August, 16th in South Carolina. The British ended up winning.

Battle of Kings Mountain


This battle took place on October 7th, in South Carolina. The Americans won.

Articles of confederation

1781 - 1789

It was an agreement between the 13 states that established the United States.

Battle of Cowpens


This battle took place on January 17th in North Carolina. The Americans won.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


This battle took place on September 8th. The British won.

3/5 compromise


This was a compromise between the southern and northern states in which three fifths of the population if slaves would be accounted for.

The great compromise


It was the settlement of a dispute over the Virginia plan and the New Jersey plan.



It replaced the articles of confederation, to create a better form of government.

Cotton Gin


They cotton gin was used to make picking cotton faster and easier. It made slavery extremely popular in the south.

Plantation system

1800 - 1860

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The British captured American ships and put sailors into service on their war ships.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

It was caused because of over America's independence. It included the trade restrictions from the British, and their support of American Indian tribes against American expansion.

Denmark Vesey Plan


The plot was for him and a group of over 100 slaves to kill their owners and temporarily free charleston, Then they would sail to Haiti to escape.