Mid term timeline


Eastern woodland Indians

1000 BC - 100 BC

Lived in the east plains. They depended on natural resources around them. Their food, clothing, weapons, and tools all came from the forest around them.

Royal colony


A colony that is ruled by officials and has rules like you can't leave your parent state.

Triangle slave trade

1500 - 1800

The slave trade is when they took manufactured good from Europe to Africa. Then they shipped the slaves to Africa. And the last stage was when they returned the good that were made on a plantation to Europe.

San Miguel de gualdape

1556 - 1557

First Europeans settlement inside the US. Only lasted 3 months.


1650 - 1673

The British government made a policy that stated in order to build economic strength, a nation must export more than it imports.

Proprietary colony

1664 - 1719

A proprietary colony was a colony that land stay in their original states and usually can't leave it and have limited rights.

slave codes


Codes given to slaves and their master. Were to tell which slave belonged where, and to show that master had full ownership of them.

Yesamee war

1715 - 1717

It was when British Colonial South Carolina settlers had a Conlfict with the native settlers and they had a war.

Stono rebellion

1739 - 1740

The largest slave rebellion in history before the American revolution

Regulator movement

1755 - 1765

There was a drastic increase in population in north and South Carolina.

plantation system


Plantations dominated southern agriculture. This lasted till the begining of the Civil War.

sons of liberaty


a group put together to protect the rights of colonist.

Rice and indigo

1770 - 1783

Indigo was very valuable because it was a good dye and rice was a very crucial British crop because it was a big part of history.

Revolutionary war

April 17, 1775 - 1783

The revolutionary war was a war when the the Americans fought the British for freedom.

south carolina constitution of 1776

1776 - 1777

When the legislature named itself the general assembly of the state of South Carolina. It was Written so we could have our own rules and serve our Government.

declaration of independence


a declaration that was written by Thomas Jefferson saying that the 13 colonies are free from Britain.

Articles of Confederation


The first constitution of the United States It so states had no control over themselves.

Battle of king Mountain


A decisive battle in American history that was an American victory.

Battle of Camden


Major win for British in the Revolutionary War it ledd to the capture of Charleston.

Battle of Eutaw springs


Last major battle of South Carolina, where America regained South Carolina.


1787 - 1788

A group of laws made by the government.

commerce promise


when tax imports were aloud and exports were not.

Great compromise


an argument that was between the smaller states and was a part of the legislative structure.



When the northern and southern states decided that 3/5 of the slave population would be kept for representation. Representation for taxes.

cottin gin


Invented by Eli Whitney. Removed all sharp seeds from cotton. Helped a lot of slaves.

cotton trade


The slaves and owners would take the picked cotton to the market. The could trade it for many other supllies, and money

Embargo act


the people were not allowed tax goods exports.

war of 1812

1812 - 1815

when the war was carried over and the US took on the most powerful navy world wide.

denmark vessey plot


Would have been the largest slave rebellion. Denmark Vessey, the leader, was freed and then later decided to lead this rebellion. The word of the rebellion spread and him and fellow leaders were executed.

nullification controversy


A tariff created to help increase the price of cloth. Making newly cotton prices lower, and the south losing money and the north gaining money.


1830 - 1870

Began to end slavery, and all racial discrimination and segregation. Led up to the Civil War.

kansas - nebraska act


Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. Purpose was to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1850 and let the settlers choose whether they would like slavery or not.

dred scott descion


It was illegal for the federal government decide whether slavery was legal or not in some states. It was also to address that African Americans could not be citizens.

election of 1860


Abraham Lincoln was elected. Southern states angered, because they might lose their slaves or their rights over their slaves

willian t. sherman


A general in the Civil War. Took on “total war” against the Confederate States.



People who agreed with the secession of the south and north.

civil war

1861 - 1865

The war was fought between the North and South and they had seceded. Bloodiest war. North won, south regoined nation and slavery was abolished.

creation of the confedarate states of america

1861 - 1865

Southern states seceded from the Union. Didn’t like Lincoln, or his decisions about slavery. Eventually came back as one nation again.

port royal


A battle fought from water to land. North won – Port Royal captured.

fort sumter


The battle that started the American Civil War. A big station of the war, and is still visited today.

robert smalls


A slave who freed himself, his family, his friends and their families. As a ship captain, he took a confederate ship and sailed across the confederate blockade into freedom.

total war


A war tactic created by William T. Sherman. To tell the confederate states how long the war would last, to bore them and make them lose interest to shorten the war.

lincolns assassanation


Happened 5 days after the south had surrendered to the north. Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth, a southerner in a theater during a play.