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Eastern Woodland Indians

800 BC - 800 AD

The eastern woodland indians were made up of different tribes. They lived in a large area of East United States. It extended from the Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean. Also from Canada to some southern sates like Virginia and Kentucky.

Triangle Slave Trade

1450 - 1800

Is was a trade to get slaves from Africa. America traded goods to Europe which traded goods to Africa. Then Africa would sail slaves over to the Americas.


1500 - 1800

Mercantilism is when a governments wealth is measured by how much gold and silver it has.

San Miguel Gualdape

1526 - 1527

It was a Spanish colonony that Lucas Vasquez founded. It was the first ever European colony and is now know as United States Territory.

Plantation System

1600 - 1864

A plantation divided into smaller units under private ownership.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1700

Other countries would establish royal colonies in North America. Some countries that would do this were England, Sweden, France,and the Netherlands. These countries were ruled by a King, and the king would name a governer to each colony.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

Virginia was the 1st out of thirteen colonies in 1607. Georgia was the last colony established in 1733. The other thirteen were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

Slaves Codes

1615 - 1712

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.In 1705, the Virginia General Assembly enacted the slave code.

Proprietary Colony

1674 - 1719

It was a colony that was given to a proprietor to govern.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

South Carolina had so much rice and ingigo so, the shipped over to Europe. This trade would help slavery grow a lot.

Yemessee War

1715 - 1717

The Yemessee were part of the Muskhogean Language group. There original homelands are what is now North Florida and Southern Georgia. Yemessee formed a confederation with other tribes and attacked the white settlements in South . Hundreds of settlers were killed.

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1740

It was the largest slave revolt in Colonial America. 22 whites were killed and 44 blacks were killed. They were fighting over the Stono River. It was very bloody.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

It was fought by New France, British America, and some American Indians. They were fighting over Ohio River Territory. British America won.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The war was a fight between British forces in North America and Cherokee Indian tribes during the French and Indian War. The Brtish and the Cherokee were originally allys in the war but, they both thought that the other side had betrayed on them.

Sugar Act

1763 - 1776

The sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine. Colonist got mad because they did not want to spend alot of money. Colonists started to want a say in what was being taxed.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

It was made to restore law and order in the south. It was also made to make insitutions of government. It tried to get rid of outlaws.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

The stamp act was when the British put taxes on printed goods. They put a stamp on things like newspapers and magazines. Colonist got frustraded with all the taxes and wanted a say in what should be taxed. The british just wanted to pay off for the Seven Years War in North America.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1783

The sons of liberty were a group of American citizens. There goal was to try to protect the rights of the citizens and to fight against British taxation.

Tea Act

1773 - 1778

In result of the tea act the colonist dumped the tea into the Boston harbor to show how they didn't like the taxes that were being put on them.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The revolutnary war was a war against Great Britian and the United States. France, the Netherlands, and Spain soon joined the Thirteen colonies on a war against the British. The thirteen colonies were fighting for their inpendance. The Americans won.

Declaration of Independance

1776 - 1777

A document saying that all men were created equal. It talked a bout individual liberty and how man kind should be treated.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1778

It was the first constitution adopted by the United States.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

It was a huge victory fr the British in the American revolution. Camden was a key to controlling the Carolina's.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

It was a battle against patriots and loyalists. "This brilliant victory marked the turning point of the American Revolution." Thomas Jefferson called it. Patriot won

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

it was an agreement among the 13 founding states. It established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

This was a battle of the American revolution. The patriots won. And it was a start of reconquesting for them.

The Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

It was one of the hardest and bloodiest battles of the revolutionary war. It was the last engagement if the war in the south. The British won.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1865

It said that a slave would count as 3/5 of a person when dealing with taxation and also representation.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1788

An agreement saying that there would be 2 houses in congress. The Senate and the House of Represenatives.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

It was a compromise between the North and the South. The Constitution allows the federal government to tax imports but not exports.


1788 - 1789

The Current Constituion is the Constituion of the United states. It replaced the Articles of Confederation. I was created in 1787 but, rratified in 1788. The three branches are the legistlative, judiciary, and the executive.

Cotton Gin

1794 - 1795

Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in 1794. It was used to take the seeds out of the cotton plants. It made the cotton industry increase alot. The cotton gin is still used today but, they obviously have improved the design.

Cotton Trade

1800 - 2013

Cotton Trade is huge throughout the world. It is a very important industry in America.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1814

It made it so that american ship were not allowed to sail to any foreign ports. It ended after the War of 1812.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Lasted 32 months.The war had two major causes: repeated British violations of American sovereignty, and American expansionism.

William T Sherman

1820 - 1891

He was an American soldier. He was a general in the union army during the civil war. He conducted total war in the confederate states.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1822 - 1823

Denmark Vesey was an African-Caribbean who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States. He purchased his own freedom and soon afterwards had planned a huge slave rebellion. His plans were leaked and he was exucuted with many others.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The goal of the abolitionist movement was the abolish human slavery in the US.

Nullification Controversy

1833 - 1837

The states didn't want to pay the protective tariff that Jackson wanted, and the states claimed the right to "nullify" This would have meant that the states didn't have to pay the tariff.

Robert Smalls

1838 - 1915

Was an African American. He became a ship pilot, sea captain, and a politician during and also after the civil war.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1855

The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 (10 Stat. 277) created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. This opened new lands for settlement.

Dred Scot Decision

1856 - 1857

Dred Scot was a slave. He lived in a slave state but, then his owner moved to a free states with him. Dred thought that he had a right to be free since they had moved to a free state. He went to court. They finally decided that he would not be let free becuase he was already property and could be taken anywhere the owner pleased.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

It was against Abraham Lincoln and John C. Breckinridge. Lincoln's Victory split the Union. If someone else would have won, maybe the Civil War would never have happened.

Fort Sumter

1861 - 1862

The fort is known for the place of the first shots of the civil war. The Battle of Fort Sumter occurred here. The next day after the battle the Fort surrendered and evacuated.

Port Royal

1861 - 1862

The battle of Port Royal is a battle in the Civil War. It was a major Union victory. This is important because South Carolina lost a key port.

"Total War"

1861 - 1865

It was a war strategy in the civil war. Total war destroyed everything including houses.


1861 - 1865

A person that believes that secession is a constituional right is a secessionist. The southern states seceded from the union so most of them were secessionists.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The civil war was fought between the North and the South. The south believed in slavery and the North wanted to end it. The north won the civil war. Soon later rebellious states returned to the union.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

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

Lincoln's Assassination


Took place on Good Friday. The American revolution was coming to an end. John Wilkes Booth assassinated him.