Midterm Timeline


Eastern woodland Indians

1000 BC - 1000 AD

The Eastern Woodland Indians lived the forests between the Mississippi River and the East Coast. This is how they got their name. There are still some groups in the United States today that have a way of life that is similar to the way of life the Eastern Woodland Indians had.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1475 - 1526

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside the United States territory. It was founded by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526 from Spain. It lasted three months before being abandoned in early 1527.

Triangle Slave Trade

1491 - 1492

The Eastern Woodland Indians were made up of many tribes. The man tribes were the Powhatan, Mohawks, Iroqoius, and the Susquehanna.

Royal Colony

1607 - 1776

Is a colony that is ruled by another country or another state

13 colonies

1607 - 1733

They were originally owned by the British. Anyone could live there as long as they obeyed the king.


1607 - 1732

Mercantilism is an economic idea basically that helps the trading economy to be balanced and to have tariffs on things.

Plantation System

1619 - 1863

a system of farming involving the planting of industrial and food crops

Proprietary colony

1663 - 1729

Was basically a colony that was loyal to another country.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

Rice was grown in South Carolina 1680. Hilton head was known for its indigo plants.

Slave codes

1705 - 1848

The slave codes were like laws for slaves. They had them to keep slaves from running away or revolting.

Yemassee war

1715 - 1717

was a conflict between British settlers of South Carolina and Native American Indian tribes like the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Cheraw, and others.

Stono rebellion

1739 - 1740

Was the largest slave rebellion ever. It took place in south Carolina

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Was fought between british america and new france. The war got more serious as time went on.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

War was fought between the british and the cherokee tribe. The cherokee lost.

Sugar act

1764 - 1766

The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things.

Sons of Liberty


A group of American patriots that started the whole independence movement.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

Placed a tax on all printed materials. For the first time Americans had to pay a tax not on their own goods.

Regulator movement

1767 - 1771

Was an effort in North and South Carolina by the settlers to create some order of law.

Denmark Vessey Plot

1767 - 1822

an African-American who was famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States.

Tea act

1773 - 1774

The tea act gave a monopoly on the east India trade co. So you could not buy tea from any other company.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

War fought between America and Britain to gain America's freedom, America won.

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1781

Was the first constitution for the 13 colonies.

Decleration of independence


A document used by the congress to help outline our country.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


South Carolina constructed a constitution to hold off until our countries constitution was established later on.

Battle of Camden


A battle of the American revolution that the british won. Cornwallis routed them 10 km north of Camden, South Carolina.

Battle of Kings Mountain


Battle won by the patriots. The loyalists tried to retreat, but the patriots caught up to and destroyed them.

Battle of Cowpens


Was won by the patriots and was a turning point of the recapturing of South Carolina.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


In an attempt to capture South Carolina, the Americans fell right into british forces and lost the battle of Eutaw Springs.

3/5 Compromise


A compromise between the southern and northern states that stated that three fifths of the slaves would be counted for representation purposes.

Commerce Compromise


The Commerce Compromise is when The Constitution allows the federal government to tax imports but not exports


1787 - Present

A document that outlines our government and is still a guideline to be followed today.

The great compromise


It was established at the constitutional convention. It was a compromise between the north and the south.

Cotton Trade

1793 - 1830

The trade of cotton between America, Africa, and Europe.

"Total war"

1793 - 2013

Total warfare that resorts to any source or strategy possible.

Cotton gin

1793 - Present

The cotton gin allowed slaves to produce more cotton in less time. This was invented by Eli Whitney.

Embargo Act


The Embargo Act of 1807 was an embargo enacted by the United States against Great Britain and France

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

The War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States and the British and their allies which resulted in no territorial change.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

He served as general of the union during the civil war.

Ft Sumter

1829 - 1861

Where the first shots of the war were shot. Ironically, nobody was killed.

Abolitionist movement

1830 - 1870

Was a large effort to abolish slavery. It was led by Frederick Douglass.

Nullification Controversey

1832 - 1833

A controversey betweeb John C. Calhoun and Andrew Jackson over the tariff of 1828.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

was a slave who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Created new territories of kansas and nebraska in the US.

Dred Scott Decision


Proved that congress had no power to prohibit slavery at the time.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

The election that elected Abraham Lincoln into office.

Creation of the Confederate states of America

1861 - 1865

When the south seceeded from the north over the topic of slavery.


1861 - 1865

Someone who seceeded from the northern states and was most likely pro slavery.

Port royal


Was the first amphibious battle of the civil war.

Civil war

1861 - 1865

War fought between northern and southern states of the United States. It was fought over the issue of slavery.

Lincoln's Assassanation


Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Boothe at a okay during intermission.