South Carolina Midterm Event



1500 - 1700

Definition is: an important foreign trade and it demands a balance of trade earning the balance of trade earning the difference in value between imports and exports

Port Royal

1518 - 1700

This was a city located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1692 and subsequent fires, hurricanes, flooding, and another earthquake in 1907.

San Miguel De Gualdape

1526 - 1527

Was the first European settlement inside was is now a United StatesTerritory

Triangle Slave Trade

1600 - 1900

When USA Europe and Africa traded raw materials, finished products and slaves

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1732

They started the English settlements and finished with the 13 colonies in 1750

Slave Codes

1650 - 1848

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

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

A proprietary colony is a colony owned by more than one owner


1700 - 1750

Europeans began to establish settlements in the Americas. The division of the land into smaller units under private ownership became known as the plantation system. Starting in Virginia the system spread to the New England colonies

Royal colony

1712 - 1729

It was a colony. Farms go bigger and land owners kept expanding

Yemasse War

1715 - 1717

A war between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and many Native American Indian tribes

Stone rebellion

1739 - 1740

It was a Slave rebellion

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The war took place in America.
British took the victory, to the treaty of Paris.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The war was between British, North America, and the Cherokee Indians. The British won the war

Rice and Indigo Trade

1763 - 1783

The growing of rice and indigo in South Carolina made them rich. Britain and other colonies had a trade for their rice and indigo.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1765

The Sugar Act was passed in 1764. The British put tax on sugar, wine and other things. They did this because they wanted more money.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

This was a North and South Carolina uprising in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials

stamp act

1765 - 1766

It was a rebllion act because taxes were raised too high for taxes. So people stopped buying stamps and coffee and other things.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1773

The Sons of Liberty was a group of consisting of America patriots that originated in the per-independence North Ameican Birtsih Colonies. They are best known for undertaking the Boston Tea party in 1773.

Denmark vessey plot

1767 - 1822

Was planning to start a huge slave rebellion.

Tea Act

1773 - 1774

The purpose of this act was to reduce the surplus of tea held in Britain. Because they were in a lot of dept so they over priced the tea. Later resulting in the Boston Tea Party.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

This was the American War of Independence.

Declaration of Independence

1775 - 1783

When the congress wanted to make everyone have their own rights

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 the kings moutain

1780 - 1781

This was a major win for the patriots after the British leader died the rest surrender but were killed in cold blood

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1833

This battle was a failure to the Americans but a great victory for British. Even though the colonists outnumbered them 2 to1

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

battle of the American Revolutionary War the last major engagement of the war in the Carolinas. It was fought during the Aerican Revolution. Fought between American and British troops.
Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot and Alexander Stewart were the commanders.

The Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

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. It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British.

Abolitionist Movement

1783 - 1888

It was a movement to end the slave trade and emancipate slaves in Western Europe and the Americans.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states. This was during the Philadelphia convention. 3/5 of the enumerated population of slaves would be counted for representation purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment. This was proposed by delegates James Wilson and Roger Sherman.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

This was a compromise between the Northern and Southern States during the Constitutional Convention. About how the federal government could regulate commerce.


1787 - 1791

The supreme law of the Untied States

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

That all states would come together and be under one union

cotton gin

1793 - 1794

Eli Whitney made an invention on how to pick cotton easier than hand picking.

Dred Scott decision

1795 - 1800

He was an African American man. He was an abolitionist trying to get freedom for him and his family

Total War

1800 - 1900

Thisis a war in which a belligerent engages in the complete mobilization of fully available resources and population. "total war" was identified by scholars as a separate class of warfare. T here is less differentiation between combatants and civilians than in other conflicts

Embargo act

1807 - 1808

America wasn’t aloud to trade with European countries

WAr of 1812

1812 - 1813

This was a war between the United States and the British Empire. It was 32-month military conflict. The reason of this war were trade restrictions brought about by Britain's ongoing war with France, the impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, outrage over insults to national honor after humiliations on the high seas, and possible American desire to annex Canada.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

He was an American soldier served in the union army

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

It is suspension by the state federal law within the states borders

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1950

Robert Smalls 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 and 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

Election of 1860

1850 - 1851

This was the 19th quadrennial presidential election. This caused the outbreak of the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln got more votes than John C. Breckinridge

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1856

Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska opened lands for new settlement

Fort Sumter

1861 - 1862

It was a huge battle in charelstons harbor.

The Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

The creation of the confederate states of American also known as the Confederacy, 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

Civil War

1861 - 1865

War fought between US (union/north) and Southern states (confederacy/south) Confederacy was defeated and slavery was abolished in result of this war.


1861 - 1865

A person who secedes or claims secession

Lincoln's assassination

1865 - 1866

Lincoln was in a theater while someone sneaked up on him and assassinated him

Cotton Traders

1987 - 2012

British cotton company founded by fran cotton and steve smith

Eastern Woodland Indians

4353 - 7785

The Indians in the Eastern Woodland Culture lived east of the Plains Indians. At that time much of the land between the Mississippi River and the east coast was covered with forest.