South Carolina history


Eastern woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

This are Indians that lived in eastern united states

San Miguel de Gualdape

1475 - 1526

Records show that in 1521, de Ayllón, a wealthy sugar planter of Santo Domingo, had sent Francisco Gordillo northward to explore the continent

Triangle slave trade

1500 - 1800

The best-known triangular trading system is the transatlantic slave trade, carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Caribbean or American


1500 - 1700

Mercantilism was a cause of frequent European wars in that time and motivated colonial expansion.

Royal colony

1600 - 1981

Crown colony, also known in the 17th century as royal colony, was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British Empire.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

The colonies were: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

Most were run under a colonial charter agreement, which was reviewed by the ruling Monarch. A good example is the Province of Pennsylvania, granted to William Penn (the state still bears the name meaning "woodlands of Penn") by King Charles II of England.

Rice and indigo trade

1680 - 1730

Over 20 million pounds of rice and indigo was shipped by 1730

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

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

Stono rebellion

1739 - 1740

In response to the rebellion, the South Carolina legislature passed the Negro Act of 1740 restricting slave assembly, education, and movement.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

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.

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

This was a act that put tax on sugar and molasses

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

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

Stamp act

1765 - 1766

The stamp act put taxes on paper and paper stuff

Articles of Confederation

1771 - 1789

formally the 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.

Tea act

1773 - 1861

This put tax on the tea

Sons of Liberty

1773 - 1775

This was a group of people lead by Paul reveal that was dressed up as Indians and they got on a British ship and thought the tea of the ship

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1786

the American War of Independence,[8] or simply the 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


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


The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, 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

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

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

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1786

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

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1786

was a decisive victory by Continental army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British

3/5 Compromise

1783 - 1812

The three-fifths ratio was not a new concept. It originated with a 1783 amendment proposed to the Articles of Confederation. The amendment was to have changed the basis for determining the wealth of each state, and hence its tax obligations, from real estate to population, as a measure of ability to produce wealth.

Great 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.

Commerce Compromise


The clause states that the United States Congress shall have power "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes."


1787 - 1788

The first three Articles of the Constitution establish the rules and separate powers of the three branches of the federal government: a legislature, the bicameral Congress; an executive branch led by the President; and a federal judiciary headed by the Supreme Court.

Cotton Gin


A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, a job that otherwise must be performed painstakingly by hand. The fibers are processed into clothing or other cotton goods, and any undamaged seeds may be used to grow more cotton or to produce cottonseed oil and meal.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The embargo was imposed in response to violations of U.S. neutrality, in which American merchantmen and their cargo were seized as contraband of war by the belligerent European navies. The British Royal Navy, in particular, resorted to impressment, forcing thousands of American seamen into service on their warships

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

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, but a resolution of many issues remaining from the American War of Independence

Plantation System