South Carolina History


Eastern woodland Indians

800 - 1492

They were made up of many different tribes. They were called Eastern Woodland Indians because they lived in the forest. They inhabited a large area of land Netherlands eastern part of the United States.

Triangle slave trade

1500 - 1800

They called it the triangular trade because the ships traveled ways that formed a triangle. The trip was horrible. Many people died because disease and were thrown over board. People were packed in small tight areas.


1500 - 1800

Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

Was the first the first European settlement in the United States.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1732

The colonies where were:Delaware, Pennsylvania New Jersey
Georgia Connecticut Massachusetts Bay Maryland South Carolina New Hampshire Virginia New York North Carolina and Rhode Island. Each colony developed its own system and self-government.

Proprietary colony

1660 - 1690

A proprietary colony is a colony overseen by private people who are given powers normally reserved for governments.

rice and Indigo trade

1680 - 1730

Rice was grown successfully in South Carolina as early as 1680. By the early 18th century, with the slave system established on a large scale, rice became a major export crop of the region.

French and Indian war

1689 - 1763

The final Colonial War was the French and Indian War, which is the name given to the American theater of a massive conflict involving Austria, England, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Sweden called the Seven Years War.

Yemassee war

1711 - 1717

The Yamasee War was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes

Royal Colony

1712 - 1729

a colony ruled or administered by officials appointed by and responsible to the reigning sovereign of the parent state.

Stono rebellion


Is where 20 black slaves met in the secret near the stono river in South Carolina to plan their escape to freedom. The group of slaves grew in number as they headed south.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The war was a conflict between British forces in North America and Cherokee Indian tribes during the French and Indian War.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain.The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things.

Sons of Liberty

1764 - 1765

The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

The War of the Regulation was a North and South in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials. Though unsuccessful, some historians consider it a catalyst to the American Revolutionary War.

Stamp Act


The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies.

Tea Act


The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its principal overt objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea.The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


The Provincial Congress of South Carolina approves a new constitution and government.Whereas the British Parliament, claiming of late years a right to bind the North American colonies by law.

Declaration of Independence


The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress ,which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire

Articles of Confederation


The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states.The first constitution of the United States, passed by Congress in 1787, but not ratified until 1781.

Battle of Camden


It was a one day thing.The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the Britishit was the American War of Independence

Battle of kings mountain


The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


The Battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, and was the last major engagement of the war in the Carolinas.

Battle of Cowpens


The Battle of Cowpens, took place in the latter part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution and of the Revolution itself.The Battle of Cowpens was a decisive victory by Continental army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign

3/5 Compromise


The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia convention.The three-fifths compromise was an agreement between the Southern and Northern.