United States history timeline


Eastern woodland Indians

800 - 1492

Native Americans who lived in the eastern United States


1400 - 1700

The economic doctrine that made the government control of forgein trades important

San Miguel de Gualdape


This was the first European settlement in the United States territory. This settlement only lasted 3 months

Plantation system

1600 - 1865

a system that made sure all states got an equel amount of cash crops

Triangle Slave Trade

1600 - 1800

This was a way to bring slaves from west Africa to America and then to England. It is called the triangle because the ships went in a triangle

13 English Colonies

1603 - 1733

The thirteen colonies were the first colonies in the United States. They were along the Atlantic coast

Proprietary Colony

1622 - 1891

a colony in which one or more individuals, retained rights that are today regarded as the privilege of the state

Slave Codes

1650 - 1712

These codes gave slave-owners absolute power over the African slaves.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 2013

rice and indigo became 2 of the main crops in South Carolina in the 17th century

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

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

Royal Colony

1729 - 1761

was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British Empire

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The war was fought between the colonies of British America and New France. Some indigenous tribes sided with New France

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

Was a conflict between the Cherokee tribe and the British forces in North America

Regulator Movement

1764 - 1771

was a North and South Carolina uprising where citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

An act that raised the taxes on sauger

Sons of liberty

1765 - 1784

The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the taxes by the British government

Stamp act

1765 - 1766

The Stamp Act imposed a direct tax by the British specifically on the colonies of British America, and it required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

a plot to start a large slave rebellion and free many slaves

Tea act

1773 - 1861

This was made to lower the prices of tea smuggled into North America

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

A war between the 13 colonies and Great Britain that the 13 colonies won

Declaration of Independence


It made the 13 colonies independent from Great Britain

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


Gave South Carolina it's independence from Great Britain

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1781

The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states

Battle of Camden


A major victory for the British in the revolutionary war

Battle of Kings Mountain


A battle against the patriot militia and the loyalist militia that the patriots won

Battle of cowpens


The patriot militia defeated the loyalists at this battle with only 2407 men

Battle of Eutaw Springs


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

Commerce Compromise


A compromise between northern and southern states at the constitutional convention

3/5 Compromise


Made slaves only count as three fifths of a man

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention



The supreme law of the United States

cotton gin


a machine that made it faster to pick cotton from fields

Stono rebellion


This was a slave rebellion that started on September 9 1973 and ended that day

total war

1800 - 1899

an idea made up by William T. Sherman in which weapons and damage is unrestricted

embargo act


an act to non-violently resist french and British ships accosting american ships.

war of 1812

1812 - 1815

The War of 1812 was a 32 month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire which resulted in no territorial change

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War

cotton trade

1825 - 1870

when countys traded cotton for goods

cotton gin

1825 - 1870

when countries traded cotton for goods

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

a movement to try and end slavery racism and segregation

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

it was a tariff enforced by Andrew Jackson that placed taxes on basically everything, making it harder for merchants to live.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


gave the united states the land of Nebraska and Kansas

Lincoln’s assassination


when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by john wilks booth in fords theater

Dred Scott Decision


It made it so the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens

Election of 1860


the election that gave Abe Lincoln president right before the civil war


1860 - 1861

A secessionist is a person who was for breaking away from the North

Ft Sumter


the battle that started the civil war that the confederates won

Civil War

1861 - 1865

a war between the north and the south of the United States

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

states that seceded from the union and came together to form a separate area of the U.S

Port Royal


the Battle of Port Royal was one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War,