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Eastern Woodland Indians

1,200 BC - 500 BC

The Eastern Woodland Indians lived east of the Plains Indians. The Eastern Woodland Indians depended on natural resources for survival. Because they lived In the forests in the east they Were called the Eastern Woodland Indians. The Eastern Woodland Indians had 2 well known tribes called the Iroquois and the Cherokee Indians.

Triangle Slave Trade

1450 - 1750

It was a period of time when slaves were shipped and sent to different places to work as slaves. They were shipped from Africa to Europe to America and back to Africa.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1475 - 1526

It was the first European settlement inside what is now the United States territory. It was settled by a Spaniard named Lucas Vazquez de Aylan. It only lasted 3 months because of the harsh winter.

Mercantilism

1600 - 1876

Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country. In particular, it demands a positive balance of trade. Mercantilism

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The 13 English colonies were mostly made up on the Atlantic coast of North America. Each colony developed its own system of self government. The 13 states included...
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina and Rhode Island Providence.

Proprietary Colony

1625 - 1652

This type of colonial government, based on the County Palatine and resembling feudal grants of fiefs in exchange for service more than the modern concept of state sovereignty, was used by England's colonization along the Atlantic coasts of North America and the Caribbean.

Triangle Slave Trade

1684 - 1904

Operated from the late 16th to the early 19th centuries, carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Carribean or American colonies and the European colonial powers.

Royal Colony

1691 - 1729

The story of Carolina’s first fifty years is one of turmoil — political conflict, corrupt officials, unpaid taxes, incompetent proprietors, open rebellion, angry Indians, and rapacious pirates. But at the same time, the colonists were building a new society along the coast, with farms, towns, and quietly functioning local government. In 1729, North Carolina was taken over by the king, the turmoil quieted down, and for the next few decades, colonists enjoyed relative peace and stability.

Yemassee war

1715 - 1717

The Yamasee War (also spelled Yemassee 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.

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1740

Jemmy recruited 60 other slaves and killed 22-25 whites before being intercepted by the South Carolina militia.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Leading European powers during the mid- 18th century were conflicting against one another for control of land and dominance. These tensions developed into multi-country confrontation known as The Seven Years War that pitted France, Austria, Sweden, Russia, and Saxony against Prussia, Hanover, and Great Britain.

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 - 1863

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. Rice planting was extremely profitable -- Charleston rice exports rose from 10,000 pounds in 1698 to over 20 million pounds by 1730 -- and South Carolina's tidal swamps were well-suited for it. Because of the seasonal nature of rice and indigo, both crops could be grown using the same labor force.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1765

The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764

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. In South Carolina, the Regulator movement was an organized effort by backcountry settlers to restore law and order and establish institutions of local government.

Sons Of Liberty

1765 - 1774

The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the taxes by the British government. They are best known for undertaking the Boston Tea Party in 1773, which led to the Intolerable Acts and a counter-mobilization by the Patriots.

Stamp Act

October 7, 1765 - October 25, 1765

The Stamp Act Congress, or First Congress of the American Colonies, was a meeting held between October 7 and 25, 1765 in New York City, consisting of representatives from some of the British colonies in North America; it was the first gathering of elected representatives from several of the American colonies to devise a unified protest against new British taxation.

Tea Act

May 10, 1773 - May 11, 1773

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. A related objective was to undercut the price of tea smuggled into Britain's North American colonies.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

e American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), 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, but gradually grew into a world war between Britain on one side and the newly formed United States, France, Netherlands and Spain on the other

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

March 26, 1776 - March 27, 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

Declaration of Independence

June 7, 1776 - August 2, 1776

In the year 1776 delegates from the 13 colonies met together in Philly to sign the Declaration of Independence. A document that would bring the 13 colonies together.

Battle of Camden

August 16, 1780 - August 17, 1780

The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about 10 km north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas following the capture of Charleston.

Battle of Kings Mountain

October 7, 1780 - October 8, 1780

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The battle took place on October 7, 1780, nine miles south in the present day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in rural York County. South Carolina, where the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson.

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

The Articles of Confederation, 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.

Battle of Cowpens

January 17, 1781 - January 18, 1781

The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a 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 conflicts of South Carolina from the British.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

September 8, 1781 - September 9, 1781

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

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the enumerated population of slaves would be counted for representation purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives. It was proposed by delegates James Wilson and Roger Sherman.