US history


Eastern woodland Indians

800 - 1492

The eastern Indians where native Americans. This group of Indians has been known to live in northwestern states such as Tennessee and Kentucky.


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.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

They called it the Triangular Trade, because the ships traveled on ways that formed a triangle.The trip was horrible. Many people died of diseases and were thrown overboard. People were packed like animals and had to watch others die and suffer.

San Miguel de gualdpe


San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1732

The colonies 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 of 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 (1689-1763) 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 - 1715

Between 1711 and 1715, the British, Dutch and German fought against the Tuscarora, a native American

Royal Colony

1712 - 1729

A Royal colony was ruled or administered by officials responsible to and appointed by the reigning sovereign of Great Britain.
Royal colony's : New Hampshire

New York

New Jersey


North Carolina

South Carolina


Stono Rebellion


September 9, 1739, 20 black slaves met in 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 Cherokee War of 1839 was the culmination of friction between the Cherokee, Kickapoo, and Shawnee Indians and the white settlers in Northeast Texas.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

On April 5, 1764, Parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire. Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses.

Sons of liberty

1764 - 1775

group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves The Loyal Nine, began preparing for agitation against the Stamp Act. As that group grew, it came to be known as the Sons of Liberty.

Stamp Act


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

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

Regulator movement, designation for two groups, one in South Carolina, the other in North Carolina, that tried to effect governmental changes in the 1760s

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 held by the financially troubled ...

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies on the North American continent

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 2013

The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced 17that the thirteen American colonies