Midterm timeline


Eastern woodland Indians


They lasted from 1000bc to 1600ad on the eastern sea border. Ended up meeting with the colonies in16th century.

Cotton trade

1400 - 2013

Cotton accounts for about 40 percent of total world fiber production. While some 80 countries from around the globe produce cotton, China (24%), the United States (20%), and India (16%) together produce over half the world's cotton.

Triangle trade

1400 - 1750

A trade ran by British ships transporting slaves and other goods from Britain to africa to North America.


1400 - 1700

Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of importance for ensuring the military security of the country

Plantation system

1500 - 1800

Plantation system was first started in the settlement in Virginia. It's full of slaves that help grow crops.

Royal colony

1500 - 1600

A Crown colony, also known in the 17th century as royal colony, was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British

San miguel

1526 - 1527

European settlement and it lasted three months before being abandoned.

Port royal


Port royal is located just a few miles north of Hilton head island in beaufort county. it was a major port for shipping goods in the civil and revolutionary war.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

First Colonies settled by Britain in America. ended up turning against Britain.

Proprietary colonies


A proprietary colony was a colony in which one or more individuals, usually land owners, remaining subject to their parent state's sanctions, had the rights that are today regarded as the privilege of the state, and in all cases eventually became so.

Rice and indigo trade


Main crop of its time and brought a lot of profit to charleston and the rest of South Carolina. One of crops grown or worked on mainly by slaves.

Slave codes

1712 - 1861

Slave codes were laws in US which showed slaves and the rights of masters. These codes gave slave owners absolute power over the African slaves.

Yamassee war

1715 - 1717

Several tribes in South Carolina that tried to destroy the British settlements.

The stono rebellion

September 9, 1739

This rebellions outcome was that they did not win. The security act of 1739 was enforced.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

A seven year long war fought by mostly British America and France. Troops were supplied by mother countries.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

The Cherokee allied with the Britain Americans and fought beside them during revolution. We're good allies.

Tea act

1760 - 1770

Increased taxes on tea. The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain.

Sugar act


Raised revenue on sugar. Caused some folks to outrage.

Sons of liberty


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

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

In 1764, several thousand people from North Carolina, mainly from Orange, Anson, and Granville counties in the western region, were extremely dissatisfied with the wealthy North Carolina officials, whom they considered cruel and corrupt.

Stamp act


The Stamp Act 1765 (short title Duties in American Colonies Act 1765; 5 George III, c. 12) imposed a direct tax by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America, and it required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

War fought between North American settlers an Great Britain. It lasted 8 years.

Declaration of independance


The declaration declared that the thirteen colonies are separate from Great Britain. It was one of the reason s to cause the war.

South Carolina constitution of 1776

March 26 1776

Whereas the British Parliament, claiming of late years a right to bind the North American colonies by law in all cases whatsoever, have enacted statutes for raising a revenue in those colonies and disposing of such revenue as they thought proper. Without the consent and against the will of the colonists.

Battle of Camden

August 16 1780

On August 16, 1780, British forces under Lieutenant General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates about 5 miles north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolinas following the capture of Charleston

Battle of kings mountain

October 7 1780

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. They said it was a very close battle.

Articles of confedaration


The confederates plan of America's government. It wasn't used because too many flaws.

Battle of cowpens

January 17 1781

The Battle of Cowpens was a victory by Continental army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of eutaw springs

May 22 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.

Commerce compromise


The Commerce Compromise is when The Constitution allows the federal government to tax imports but not exports.Southerners and Northerners were feuding over the government's tariffs and the Commerce Compromise was born.



A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.

Great compromise


was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 .It retained the bicameral legislature as proposed by James Madison, along with proportional representation in the lower house, but required the upper house to be weighted equally between the states. Each state would have two representatives in the upper house.

3/5 compromise


3/5 comprise stated that slaves will be counted as population. This would help them make them more equal to everyone.

Cotton gin


The cotton gin separated the seeds from thae actual cotton reducing time to produce fine cotton. It was invented by Eli whitney

Total war


This is the term used when both side that are fighting have the same resources ,people ,etc. today it means to go in full mobilization.

Embargo act


The Embargo Act of 1807 was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress. Was to go against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

The War of 1812 was a military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies. It lasted almost 3 years.

William T. Sherman

February 8, 1820 - February 14, 1891

William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War

Denmark vasey plot


He led multiple slave revolts but all had failed. His plot was to free the slaves.

Nullification controversy

1828 - 1832

The nullification controversy was a argument between andew Jackson and John c Calhoun. It was about the tariffs that benefited the north and slavery etc.

Abolitionist movement

1830 - 1870

Several abolitionist who would not stop until all slaves were emancepated. John brown is one example of a leader from this movement.


1850 - 1855

A person who seceded from a constitutional right. union that left for confederates.

Kansas Nebraska ac


Act that opened the land of Kansas and Nebraska for settlement. The conflict was about popular sovereignty.

Dred Scott decision

March 6, 1857

Dred scot was a slave that sought freedom under the Missouri comprimise. The law back then said that slaves are not citizens of the U.S.

Robert smalls

April 5, 1859 - February 23, 1915

He was a free slave that freed other slaves during and after the civil war. He was a ship pilot, sea captain, and a politician.

Election of 1860


The election was between Aberham Lincoln and John c. Breckinridge. Aberham Lincoln won by more than double in both popular votes and electoral votes.

Fort Sumter

December 26, 1860

On December 26, 1860, the south attacked fort Sumter. Located in South Carolina. This marked the beginning of the civil war.

Creation of the confederate states of America

1861 - 1865

The Confederate States of America also known as the Confederacy, was a government set up by a number of Southern slave states. They separated from the northern parts because they had conflict with the government setup.

American Civil war

1861 - 1865

A epic war between southern states and northern states. It was a 4 year long bloody war with more technology to destroy

Lincoln's assassination

April 14, 1865

John Wilkes booth assassinated Abe Lincoln in a theatre in Washington D.C. There were 4 injured after that.