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South Carolina history timeline

San Miguel de Gualdape

1475 - 1526

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory, founded by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526

Eastern woodland indians

1492 - 1493

The Eastern Woodland Indians are Native Americans that inhabit the eastern part of the United States.

Triangle trade slave

1500 - 1800

Triangular trade, or triangle trade, is a historical term indicating trade among three ports or regions.

port royal


a city located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica.

slave codes

1600 - 1771

Slave codes were laws in each US state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1732

he Thirteen Colonies were some of the colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1733 (Georgia) by a variety of interests from England and later Great Britain.

Proprietary colonies

1627 - 1652

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



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.

Rice and indigo trade

1680 - 1730

rice and indigo made Carolina rich, but rice and indigo plantations had to have slave labor.

Yemassee war

1715 - 1717

The Yamasee War, the conflict between colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes including the Yamasee, Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi, Savannah River Shawnee, Congaree, Waxhaws, Pee Dee

Royal colony

1732 - 1752

a colony ruled or administered by officials appointed by and responsible to the reigning sovereign of the parent state.

Stono rebellion


a slave rebellion that commenced on 9 September 1739, in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War.

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.

Sugar act

1763 - 1776

The Sugar Act was passed in 1764, The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things.

The regulator movement

1764 - 1771

The role of The Regulator Movement in North Carolina in the history of the United States of America.

Stamp act

1765 - 1766

A stamp act is any legislation that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents.

Sons of liberty

1765 - 1766

The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies.

denmark vesey plot

1767 - 1822

it was a plot created by Vesey. Slaves were going to revolt against their masters.

Tea act


The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

The American Revolutionary War was also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies on the North American continent.

Declaration of Independence


The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776,

South Carolina constitution of 1776


South Carolina set up its state government and constitution on March 26, 1776

Articles of confederation

1777 - 1781

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 Camden

1780 - 1781

The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence).

Battle of kings mountain


The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of cowpens


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

Battle of eutaw springs


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.

Great compromise


the convention adopted the Great Compromise by a heart-stopping margin of one vote.


1787 - 1808

The work of many minds, the U. S. Constitution stands as a model of cooperative statesmanship and the art of compromise.

3/5 compromise


It was a compromise where 3/5 of slaves would be counted for representation purposes

cotton trade


The two New World cotton species account for the vast majority of modern cotton production, but the two Old World species were widely used before the 1900s

cotton gin


In 1794, American inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton.

nullification controversy

1800 - 1817

The Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification

abolitionist movement

1807 - 1863

The Abolitionist Movement Was An Attempt To Get Slavery Abolished.

Embargo act

1807 - 1809

was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

The War of 1812 was a 32-month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies which resulted in no territorial change, but a resolution of many issues which remained from the American War of Independence.

william T. sherman

1820 - 1891

American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States

robert smalls

1839 - 1915

Robert Smalls (April 5, 1839 – February 23, 1915) was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, in Charleston harbor, and sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade.

dred scott decision

1846 - 1857

people made up lies about the Scotts so they would Scott's case remained a key issue in American life until the start of the Civil War.

Plantation system


A plantation economy is an economy which is based on agricultural mass production, usually of a few staple products grown on large farms called plantations.

kansas-nebraska act


The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 was envisioned as a compromise over slavery defending the Kansas-Nebraska Act

election of 1860


There were plenty of potential candidates but in the end Abraham Lincoln had emerged as the best choice.

creation of the confederate states of america

1861 - 1867

was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by a number of Southern slave states that had declared their secession from the United States.



Secession (derived from the Latin term secessio) is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or especially a political entity

civil war

1861 - 1865

was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States and several Southern slave states

Ft. sumter


Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

lincoln assassiniation


when abraham lincoln got assassanated by john wilks booth

Commerce compromise

1886 - 1887

The Commerce Compromise is when The Constitution allows the federal government to tax imports but not exports.

total war

1914 - 1918

a war in which a belligerent engages in the complete mobilization of fully available resources and population.