Archaeologists argue whether the EWI period ended in either 100 AD or 1600 AD. They lived in the eastern part of the US.
Triangle Slave Trade
1498 - 1600
The triangle trade was between Europe, Africa, and America. They traded goods, spices, and slaves.
San Miguel de Gualdape
1526 - 1527
It was abandoned three months after it was founded.
13 English Colonies
1607 - 1733
Virginia was the first colony, followed by New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, and ending in Georgia.
1650 - 1865
The slave codes defined slaves as property and limited their rights and freedoms.
1663 - 1729
Certain groups appointed by the British crown that were granted rights to self-government.
1679 - 1790
New Hampshire was first to become a Royal Colony. The period ended when Rhode Island became a State. A Royal Colony is run by a royal governor appointed by the king of England.
Rice and Indigo Trade
1680 - 1690
Rice growth in SC dates back to the 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 plains and fields.
1700 - 1900
Mercantilism was belief in the benefits of profitable trading
1715 - 1717
The Yemassee War was between the settlers of South Carolina and various Indian tribes.
September 9, 1739 - September 10, 1739
The Stono Rebellion was the largest slave revolt in colonial America. It occurred near the Stono River in South Carolina.
French and Indian War
1754 - 1763
The French and Indian War was between the English settlers and France.
April 5, 1764 - 1765
Act passed by British Parliament that taxed the settlers for sugar.
1765 - 1771
The Regulator Movement was an unsuccessful uprising in NC and SC where the citizens went up against the colonial officials.
March 22, 1765 - March 18, 1766
British Parliament taxed the colonists for all printed materials.
Sons of Liberty
August 1, 1765 - 1783
The Sons of Liberty was a group of American patriots protecting the rights of the colonists.
May 10, 1773 - December 16, 1773
The tea tax set by British Parliament was ended when colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor in protest.
1775 - 1783
The Revolutionary War was fought between the Americans and the British in order to gain independence from Britain.
1776 - 1794
The Cherokee War was fought between the Cherokee and the English settlers.
1776 - 1860
The Plantation System was the division of the land into smaller units under private ownership. On this land, plantation owners forced slaves to harvest and plant the crops they grew for trade and profit for the owner.
South Carolina Constitution of 1776
March 17, 1776 - Present
South Carolina approved a new constitution and government four months before the Continental Congress declared independence.
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776 - Present
The Declaration of Independence was a document that declared the nation's independence from Great Britain.
Articles of Confederation
November 15, 1777 - March 4, 1789
The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states and served as its first constitution until it was replaced by the US Constitution.
Battle of Camden
August 16, 1780 - August 17, 1780
The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British during the Revolutionary War.
October 7, 1780 - October 8, 1780
A battle between the Patriots and Loyalists during the Revolutionary War.
Battle of Cowpens
January 17, 1781 - January 18, 1781
It was a turning point for South Carolina during the Revolutionary War starting the reconquest of the British.
Battle of Eutaw Springs
September 8, 1781 - September 9, 1781
Last major battle of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina.
The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states in which three-fifths of the 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.
The Commerce Compromise allowed the federal government to only tax imports.
June 29, 1787
The Great Compromise combined the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan.
September 17, 1787 - Present
The Constitution replaced the Articles of confederation. The first ten amendments are called the Bill of Rights. The whole constitution is the law that balances America and protects it from tyranny.
The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney. It is a machine that separates cotton from its seeds. It revolutionized the cotton industry in the US.
In “Total War” there is no difference between soldiers and civilians. All are targeted equally.
1807 - March 1, 1809
The Embargo Act was enacted against Great Britain and France after they attacked American ships.
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
The War of 1812 was a 32 month long war between America and Britain, which resulted in no territorial changes.
William T. Sherman
February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891
William T. Sherman was a Union general in the Civil War.
Denmark Vesey Plot
July 14, 1822
The Denmark Vesey Plot was a slave rebellion led by Denmark Vesey. The plan was to free slaves and kill their owners in order to liberate Charleston. Instead, two slaves leaked the plan to the authorities, so 67 men were convicted and 35 were hanged, including Denmark Vesey
1830 - 1870
The goal of the Abolitionist Movement was to end slavery and end segregation/racism.
The Nullification Controversy took place during the presidency of Andrew Jackson where the ordinance declared the federal Tariffs were unconstitutional.
April 5, 1839 - February 23, 1915
Robert Smalls was a slave who freed himself and others during the Civil War by navigating a Confederate ship out of Charleston Harbor to freedom.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.
Dred Scott Decision
March 6, 1857
The Dred Scott Decision declared the Supreme Court didn't have the power to prohibit slavery in federal territories.
Election of 1860
November 6, 1860
The Election of 1860 was the 19th election where Abraham Lincoln was elected.
Creation of the Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
The southern states of America created the confederacy in order for them to keep the rights of slave ownership.
1861 - 1865
The Civil War was fought between the Union (Northern states) and the Confederacy (Southern States) over the dispute of right of slave ownership.
1861 - 1865
A Secessionist is a Southerner who wished to seceed from the Union during the Civil War.
April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861
The first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
November 7, 1861
One of the major battles in the Civil War was fought in Port Royal where the Union captured Port Royal.
April 14, 1865
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday in Ford's Theatre when the Civil War was drawing to a close. John Wilkes Booth was the assassin who shot the president in the middle of the play.