Mid Term Timeline Kendall Bullock


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 BC - 1600 AD

Archaeologists argue whether the EWI period ended in either 1000 AD or 1600 AD. They lived in the Eastern part of the USA.

Triangle Slave Trade

1498 - 1600

The triangle trade was of goods, spices , and slaves. It was between Europe America and Africa. It was in the shape of a triangle hence the name triangle trade.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

First European settlement in the US. After three months of winter it was abandoned.

Thirteen English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The thirteen origional colonies that began America were founded by English Settlers. The first colony was VA. Followed by, NJ, NH, PA, NY, MD, CN , RI, DW, NC, SC, and last was GA.

Proprietary movement

1663 - 1729

Certain groups appointed by the British crown that were granted rights

Royal colony

1679 - 1790

New Hampshire was first to be a royal colony. This period ended when Rhode Island became a state.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1890

Rice growth in SC Dates back to the late 1600s. Rice and indigo growth and trade came to a halt in the 1890s due to massive hurricanes that washed out the rice and indigo plaines and fields.


1700 - 1900

The belief in the benefits of profitable trading.

Cotton Trade


Started in the Triangle trade for the U.S to ship to Britan.

Plantation system


Division of land into smaller units under private ownership between the plantation owner and farmers. Crops as well as plants were farmed all over the United States using this method.

Slave Codes

1705 - 1860

These were strict rules and regulations slaves were forced to follow. If they did not they were punished.

Yemassee war

1715 - 1717

The yemassee war between the South Carolina settlers and native Indian tribes.

Stono Rebellion

September 9, 1739 - September 10, 1739

It was the largest slave revolt in colonial American history. It was by the Stono river.

Cotton Gin

1749 - 1833

Invented by Eli Whitney, the cotton gin picked the seeds out of the cotton so the slaves and workers would not have to.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian war was between English settlers and France

Stamp Act


A tax on printed material enforced by the British Parliment.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

Conflict between the British and the Cherokee tribes.

Sugar Act


The British Parliment raised taxes on sugar and it made most colonies who grew sugar went out of business.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1783

A group of American patriots protecting the rights of the colonists.

Regulator movement.

1765 - 1771

An unsuccessful uprising in NC and SC where colonists went up against colonial officials.

Tea Act


Act that gave Americans no right to buy tea unless it came for a specific company.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

This was the war for our freedom against great Britian. France eventually came to our aid to help us win the war.

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 2013

Our code of the way we should live our lives as Americans. It is still a living breathing document today.

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1786

The first "rough draft" for the U.S constitution. The AOC did not work out the way they were planned to so they were replaced by the Constitution.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

March 26, 1776 - July 4, 1776

South Carolina came up with its own constitution for an act of independance from Great Britan.

Battle of camden.

1780 - 1781

Victory for the British battle. This battle was fought in Camden South Carolina.

Battle of Kings Mountain

October 7, 1780 - October 8, 1780

Battle between patriot and loyalists on the Southern Front.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

This was the last major engagement war of the Carolinas.

Battle of Cowpens

January 7, 1781 - January 8, 1781

This battle was a turning point in the reconquest for South Carolina from the British forces.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1789

The Constitution allowed Government allowed tax imports but not exports due to the constant feuding of the North and South over government tarrifs.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1788

This Comprimise allowed for deliberations to continue and this led to the Three Fifths comprimise.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1788

This was a Comprimise between the Northern and Southern States. This was made during the Philideplhia Convention of 1787.


September 17, 1787 - 2013

Supreme law of the United states of America.

Embargo Act

1807 - March 1, 1809

This was used against the French and British during the Nepolienic Wars. Due to the forced work of Americans on British ships.

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

War between British forces and American forces. This resulted from Britan's ongoing war with France and the American opression of being captured and working on British ships.

William t sherman

February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891

William t sherman was an Army general, buisness man and a significant millitary of the Union leader.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

People who did not want slavery to exist were known as abolitionists. They wanted to spread the word to stop slavery from occuring in the United States

Nullification Controversy


This declared federal tariffs were unconstitutional . The tariffs were opposed in the south and some parts of New England. This occured during Andrew Jacksons presidency,

Robert Smalls

April 5, 1839 - February 23, 1915

He was the captain of a Ferry Boat in the South. He shipped his family and other slaves out of the south on his boat for most of his life whilst he captained the ferry boat for other passengers.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


This act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska as territories of the US.

Dred Scott Decision


Landmark descision by the US supreme court. Stated that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery.

“Total War”

1860 - 1865

war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued this was a strategy for the union invented by William t sherman.

Election of 1860


Abraham Lincoln was elected President.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

Confederacy was created due to states leaving the Northern Union. People in the Confederacy did not classify themselves as part of the United States. The United states was Union Territory.



The act of withdrawling from an orginization or Union. Confederates were Secessionists.

Ft Sumter

April 12, 1861 - April 13, 1861

The starting battle of the Civil War was at Fort Sumter in Charelston, South Carolina.

Port Royal

November 7, 1861 - November 8, 1861

The US Navy and Army fought in the now plantation of Port Royal. This was one of the earliest battles of the Civil war.

Lincoln’s assassination

April 14, 1865

Lincoln was assasinated in Fords theater by John wilks booth. Lincoln actually predicted his own death through a dream.