United States history


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 - 1492

The Eastern Woodland Indians are Native Americans who settled in the United States.


1500 - 1700

Mercantilism is economic nationalism for the purpose of building a wealthy and powerful state.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

The best-known 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.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

It was the first European settlement in what is now the United States, it was founded by Lucas Vàzquez de Ayllolòn. The settlement only lasted 3 months of winter and ended in 1527.

Plantation System

1588 - 1889

The plantation system was based on slave labor.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The British empire settled its first permanent colony in the Americas at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. This was the first of 13 colonies in North America.

Proprietary Colony

1622 - 1891

a colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century

Slave codes

1650 - 1724

Slave codes were laws in each US state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters. These codes gave slave-owners absolute power over the African slaves.

Cotton Trade

1700 - 2013

The cotton trade was the largest crop of the savery era and is still grown in SC today.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

The Yamasee war(1715–1717) was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi, Savannah River Shawnee, Congaree, Waxhaw, Pee Dee, Cape Fear, Cheraw, and others. Some of the Native American Indian groups played a minor role while others launched attacks throughout South Carolina in an attempt to destroy the colony.

Royal Colony

1729 - 1761

A royal colony is another name foe a proprietary colony

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1831

The Stono Rebellion was a slave rebellion that commenced on September 9,1739, in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian War (1754–1763) is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War. The war was fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France. In 1756, the war escalated from a regional affair into a world-wide conflict.

Stamp Act

1756 - 1766

an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766

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. The British and the Cherokee had been allies at the start of the war, but each party had suspected the other of betrayals. Tensions between British-American settlers and the Cherokee increased during the 1750s, culminating in open hostilities in 1758.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1763 - 1783

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.

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.

Sons of liberty

1765 - 1784

The Sons of Liberty was a group of American patriots. They formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight the taxes of the British against the Americans. .

Declaration of Independence

1766 - 2013

The Declaration of Independence announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, were declaring themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.

Regulator Movement

1767 - 1771

The War of the Regulation (or the Regulator Movement) was a North and South Carolina uprising, lasting from about 1765 to 1771, in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

3/5 Compromise

1773 - 1783

The Three-Fifths Compromise was a agreement between Southern and Northern states that said three-fifths of the population of slaves would be counted for the purpose of taxes and representation in the government.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

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 British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The war that made America free from the British.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1778

The first change of the South Carolina Constitution

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1777

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 and served as its first constitution.


1776 - 1778

The first change of the South Carolina Constitution

Battle of Camden


The Battle of Camden was a major British victory in the Revolutionary War.

Battle of King's Mountain


The Battle of King's Mountain was a decisive Patriot victory

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

The Battle of Cowpens was a Decisive American victory

Battle of Eutaw Springs


The Battle of Eutaw Springs was the last battle of the American Revolutionary War in the Carolinas.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

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

Great compromise

1787 - 1790

A bicameral system of the House and Senate.

Denmark Vesey Plot


A plan created by Vesey where slaves were going to revolt against their masters, but word got out about it and it failed. Vesey and other people involved in the plot were hung.

Cotton Gin

1793 - 2013

A machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

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

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

The War of 1812 lasted 32 months and was between the Americans and the British.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.[

Nullification controversy

1828 - 1832

The Nullification Crisis arose in the early 1830s when leaders of South Carolina advanced the idea that a state did not have to follow a federal law and could, in effect, "nullify" the law.

Abolitionist movement

1830 - 1870

The abolitionist movement was marked by efforts of all sorts. Newspapers, poetry, and books were produced. In the North, abolitionist literature became so popular and influential that a gag rule was eventually established to ban such material.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – February 23, 1915) 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 May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor, and sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade.

Dred Scott decision

1847 - 1857

On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the Supreme Court's decision against Dred Scott, a slave who maintained he had been emancipated as a result of having lived with his master in the free state of Illinois and in federal territory where slavery was forbidden by the Missouri Compromise.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1856

The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 ) created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to determine through Popular Sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

The election of 1860 included the following candidates: Abraham Lincoln John Bell John Breckenrige Stephen Douglas
The election of 1860 was mostly over the controversial issue of slavery. Abraham Lincoln won a bitter election

creation of the confederate states of america

1861 - 1865

The Confederate States of America (CSA), also known as the Confederacy, was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by a number of Southern slave states that had declared their secession from the United States.


1861 - 1862

is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or especially a political entity. Threats of secession can also be a strategy for achieving more limited goals.

fort sumter

1861 - 1862

Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter.

civial war

1861 - 1865

The American Civil War, also known as the War between the States or simply the Civil War (see naming), was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several Southern slave states that had declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America (the "Confederacy" or the "South").

Port Royal

1862 - 1863

Port Royal was a city located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica.

Lincoln’s assassination

1865 - 1866

The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close.

“Total War”

1914 - 1918

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