History timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 BCE - 1 BCE

The Eastern Woodland Indians were mostly made up by different tribes. The most known of the tribes were Powhatan, Mohawks, Iroquois, and Susquehanna.

Triangle Slave Trade

1450 - 1750

The Africans were forced into slavery and shipped off to the Americas.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1475 - 1526

Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon established San Miguel de Gualdape near the town we call today Georgetown. The settlement failed because of diseases, less food, and unrest of blacks and Americans. 150 of 600 settlers survived.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1750

The Thirteen English Colonies were divided into three groups after they were found.

Proprietary Colony

1629 - 1729

it is a colony being seen by an individual that has the same power.


1650 - 1776

The theory and system of political economy prevailing in Europe after the decline of feudalism, based on national policies of accumulating bullion, establishing colonies and a merchant marine, and developing industry and mining to attain a favorable balance of trade.

Royal Colony

1679 - 1790

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

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1880

Rice was grown successfully in South Carolina as early as 1680. By the early 18th century, with the slave system established on a large scale, rice became a major export crop of the region

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

The Yemasee War was a conflict in South Carolina between the Carolina and Virginia militia of British-American Colonists.

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1740

20 black slaves met in somewhere secret near the Stono River in South Carolina to plan their escape to freedom.

The French and Indian War

1756 - 1763

The French and Indian War was the final colonial war.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

This war was between Britain, America and the Cherokee, but the British had won.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1765

1764 Act that put a three-cent tax on foreign refined sugar and increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and certain kinds of wine.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1766

There was a group called The Loyal Nine protesting agains the Stamp Act.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

It was people who were rebelling against the taxes.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

Regulator movement, designation for two groups, one in South Carolina, the other in North Carolina, that tried to effect governmental changes in the 1760s

Tea Act

1773 - 1774

American colonists could buy no tea unless it came from that company.

Declaration of Independence

1775 - 1783

it was the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The Revolutionary War was one of the most pivotal events in American History.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1895

It describes the structure and function of the state’s government in SC.

Articles of Confederation

1777 - 1781

Was an agreement between the three confederal states.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

It was an American victory on October 7, 1780 near the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1782

It was a british victory at Camden, South Carolina on August 16, 1780

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

The Eutaw Springs was a military conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in North America during the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

Decisive American victory that turned the tide of the war in the South.

3/5 Compromise

1785 - 1786

It was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia convention of 1787.


1787 - 1791

The supreme Law of the United States.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

It was an agreement during the constitutional convention protecting slave holders.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

compromise made by constitutional convention in which states would have equal representation in one house of the legislature and representation based on population in the other house.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1808

This law stopped all trade between America and any other country.

the War of 1812

1812 - 1815

This was a 32 month war, it was between the United States and the British Empire.