History Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 BC - 800 AD

The Eastern Woodland hunters lived in southwest and they were made up of many tribes. It extended from Lake Superior to Canada.

Triangle Slave Trade

1450 - 1800

It was a trade from Africa tot eh colonies to Europe and it consisted of rum, weapons, and slaves.

San Miguel de Guadape

1526 - 1527

It was the first European settlement in what is now know as the United States territory. It was founded by spaniard Lucas Vazquez and was a Spanish colony.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1700

Colonies ruled by officials appointed by parent states.


1600 - 1800

The economic theory that trade generates wealth and it was the main economic system used during the system.

Plantation System


Europeans began to establish settlement in the Americas. The division of the land into smaller units under private ownership became known as the plantation system.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The first English colony that was added was Virginia and the last colony that was added was Georgia. The colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

Slave Codes

1615 - 1712

The slave codes were laws in which each US state and they defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters.

Proprietary Colony

1664 - 1719

A colony given to a proprietary to govern.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

Main cash crop of South Carolina helped slavery go or end.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

It was a conflict between British settlers of South Carolina and native americans.

Stono Rebellion

September 9, 1739 - 1740

It was the largest slave revolt in colonial America and it occurred near the Stono river. The militia found them and 21 whites died and 44 blacks died.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

British soldiers fought against French soldiers and native americans. British got most of the land of North America.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The war was a conflict between British forces in North America and the Cherokee Indians during the French and Indian war.

Sugar Act

1763 - 1766

The british placed a tax on sugr, wine, and other important stuff. They did this because they eanted more money.

Son of Liberties

1765 - 1783

It was a group consisting of American patriots. The group was formed to protect the rights of American colonists and take to the streets about the taxes that british put on the colonists.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

Was the first internal tax directed on American colonists requiring them to pay tax on every printed paper that was used. This was by the British government.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

It was the war to gain independence and the american colonies won taking their freedom into their own hands.

Tea Act

1775 - 1783

It was one of the several measure imposed on the American colonists by the British Government. It was an attempt by the British to regain control of the tea trade.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

Also called the American War of Independence. It started off as a war between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies but gradually formed into a world war between Britain on one side, and the newly formed United States, Spain, and France. It ended up with an American victory.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1778

It was the first constitution adopted by the United States

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1777

This asserted the freedom and independence of the 13 colonies from great britain.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

It was a battle between patriot and loyalists militias during the Revolutionary war. The patriot won this battle.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

This was a major victory for the British in the Revolutionary War.

The battle of Utah Springs

1781 - 1782

It was one of the hardest and bloodiest battles of the revolutionary war. It was the last engagement of the war in the south. The british won this battle.

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

This battle was a battle against the americans and the British loyalist and patriots. The americans won this overwhelmingly.

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

It was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states.


1787 - 2013

This took place of the Article of Confederations and it is the supreme law of America. It was made up of many amendments and is still used today.

Commerce Compromise


It was a compromise between the Northern and Southern states during the Constitutional Convention as how the federal government could regulate commerce.

Great Compromise


This was an agreement saying that their would be two houses; the House of Representatives and the Senate.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1788

This was a compromise between the Southern and Northern states and meant that 3/5 of a slave would be counted as representation in the House of Representatives.

Cotten Gin

1793 - 1794

This was a machine that separated cotton from its seeds. It was invented by Eli Whitney.

Cotton Trade


It was the trade of cotton between different countries.

Embargo Act


A general embargo enacted by the United States Congress against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic War. This restricted American ships to take part in foreign trade.

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Conflict between the United States and Great Britain who tried to interfere with the American trade with France.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

He was an American solider, businessman, author, educator, and he served as a general in the Civil War.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1822 - 1823

He planned one of the largest slave revolts in the world. It was unsuccessful however, and he was executed.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The goal of the abolitionist movement was to abolish 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".

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

He was an enslaved African American who during and after the American Civil War was a pilot and a sea captain, and a politician.

Kansas Nebraska Act

1854 - 1855

This act repealed the Missouri Compromise which had outlawed slavery above the 36, 30 longitude in the Louisiana territories.

Dred Scott Decision


The United States Supreme Court declared that all blacks, free or slaves, could not become a citizen of the United States.


1860 - 1861

This is the act of seceding also it was when eleven southern states left the United States.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1864

This presidential election set the stage for the American Civil War.

Total War

1861 - 1862

A total war is a war in which the number of weapons or what kind of weapons are restricted. William T. Sherman used this in the Civil War.

Port Royal

1861 - 1865

One if the forts during the Civil War and was located on Hilton Head Island.

Fort Sumter

1861 - 1862

When a fort in Charleston, South Carolina that was bombarded during the Civil War.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

This was a war before citizens in the same country over slavery involved the Confederacy and the Union.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

This was created by sesscionists in Southern slaves states who refused to remain in that nation and they ended up being defeated in the civil war.

Lincoln's Assassination

1865 - 1866

He was shot on a good Friday when the Civil War was coming towards an end. John Wilkes Booth was the one who killed one of the best presidents we have ever had.