S.C. History


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 - 1492

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

Triangular trading system is the transatlantic slave trade, that operated from the late 16th to early 19th centuries, carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Caribbean or American

Port Royal


Port Royal was a city located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica. It was the center of shipping commerce in the Caribbean Sea during the latter half of the 17th century.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside the United States territory

“Total War”

1600 - 1700

Total war is a war in which a belligerent engages in the complete mobilization of fully available resources and population.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1700

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

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The Thirteen Colonies were some of the colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1733 (Georgia)

Proprietary Colony

1629 - 1729

Eight people Caolina were know as Lords Proprietors or just Proprietors



When the mother Country made the 13 colonies only trade with her

Slave Codes


Slave Codes were basically slave laws because the were laws for slaves and there masters rights.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1700

A trade of Rice and Indigo

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

War between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes

Stono Rebellion


When slaves tried to escape

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

North American war between France and Great Britain.

Stamp Act


An act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

Three campaigns from South Carolina against the Cherokees Indian nations.

Abolitionist Movement

1759 - 1833

The Abolitionist Movement Was An Attempt To Get Slavery put to an end.

Sugar Act


A act to transfer suger

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

Its was a plot to help free black slaves.

Regulator Movement

1770 - 1771

North and South Carolina uprising

Tea Act


The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain to expand the British East India Company's monopoly on the tea trade

Sons of Liberty


The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

Revolutionary War in the United States, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


The Constitution of the State of South Carolina is the governing document of the U.S. state of South Carolina. It describes the structure and function of the state's government. The current constitution took effect on December 4, 1895. South Carolina has had six other constitutions, which were adopted in 1776, 1778, 1790, 1861, 1865 and 1868.[1]

Declaration of Independence


A document declaring the US to be independent of the British Crown, signed on July 4, 1776

Articles of Confederation


Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution

Battle of Camden


The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of Kings Mountain


The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist

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


Battle in the American Revolution; Americans under Daniel Morgan defeated the British.

3/5 Compromise


The conflict over slavery was complicated. Slavery had existed in some form throughout the history of the world for thousands of years.

Commerce Compromise


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

Great Compromise


Connecticut Compromise was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.



The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.

Nullification Controversy

1787 - 1816

Nullification Controversy was a major set up in the national debate over federal versus state authority.

Embargo Act


The Embargo Act of 1807 was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.

War of 1812


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

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William T. Sherman was and American soldier who was well-known for his outstanding military strategies.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Robert Smalls was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on a transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


guiding principle behind the incorporation of the Kansas and Nebraska Territories the idea of power

Dred Scott Decision


Case when a man went to g sue for his freedom, then years later all people of African ancestry slaves as well as those who were free could never become citizens of the United States


1860 - 1861

Secessionist is a person who supports secessionism.

Election of 1860


The election of 1860 is one of the most important in American history. It came around the time of national crisis and brought Abraham Lincoln to the White House.

Ft Sumter


Ft Sumter as a Battle fought during the Civil War.

Creation of the Confederate States of America


Many southern states threaten to succeed if a northern man was ever elected to presidency that would outlaw slavery. Lincoln became president and they broke away.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

A war between people of the same country.

Lincoln’s assassination


When Lincoln was killed and that day April 14 is now known as Good Friday.

Plantation System


Dividing land into smaller units under private ownership

Cotton Gin


The Cotton Gin was tool to help separate seeds from the cotton.