SC Midterm Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 BC - 880

They lived in eastern USA, and Canada. They traveled by foot & on canoes.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory. It was established by Lucas Vasquez de Ayillon. He was from Spain.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1699

A Royal Colony is a colony directly ruled by the British crown through government.


1600 - 1800

Was a law enforcing security on foreign trade, high tariffs, and manufactured goods were also a part of it.

Triangle Slave Trade

1600 - 1879

It's a term in US history that indicated trade among three ports or regions. It is the best-known triangular trading system slave trade, that operated from the late 16th to early 19th centuries, carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1752

The colonies were: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Residents of the colonies were all mostly farmers. Each colony developed its own system of self-government.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

Rice and indigo were big cash crops in South Carolina. They were also profitable to trade and sell.

Proprietary Colony

1681 - 1729

A colony with more individual rights. Maryland was one.

Port Royal

1692 - 1703

Port royal was first made in Palisadoes.

Slave Codes

1712 - 1865

The slave codes were like rules for the slaves to follow.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

This was a war between the English colony settlers, and Indian tribes. Made Yemassee tribe move to Florida, along with some runaway slaves. Colonist make uncontested control of the coast.

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1787

Was a slave rebellion that started on September 9th, 1739 in South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies. This was the first white rebellion for the slaves.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian war was a war in which the French and Indian tribes were allies fighting against British troops and colonists.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

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

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

The Regulator movement was when citizens took arms against corrupt colonial officials.

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.

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.

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.

Declaration of Independence

1775 - 1783

When the congress wanted to make everyone have their own rights.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The American war of independence.

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 Camden

1780 - 1833

This battle was a failure to the Americans but a great victory for British. Even though the colonists outnumbered them 2 to 1.

Battle of Kings Mountain

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 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.

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 American Revolution. Fought between American and British troops.
Admiral Mariot Arbuthnot and Alexander Stewart were the commanders.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

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

Great Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Great Compromise was the begining of the US structure.


1787 - 1789

The Constitution was signed in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1865

The 3/5 Compromise only counted slaves as 3/5 a person in order.

Cotton Gin

1793 - 2013

This was support to help end slavery, but made it bigger.

Plantation System

1800 - 1834

The plantation system started in Virginia.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The Embargo act was between the U.S congress and the British.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

The War of 1812 was fought in the Eastern and Central North America.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William T. Sherman was a soldier, educator, and an author.

Abolitionist Movement

1820 - 1863

The Abolitionist Movement was about people who were against slavery and were trying to end it.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1822 - 1823

The Denmark Vesey plot was one of the biggest slave rebellions.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

The Nullification Controversy was mainly about the states rights.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1950

Robert smalls was an enslaved African American slave. He thought himself how to read, and achieved many other things in life.

Dred Scott Decision

1847 - 1857

Dred Scott was a slave from Missouri.

Cotton Trade

1850 - 1864

During the triangle trade a lot of people traded cotton.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1860

Stephen A. Douglas created and started the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

In the election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected for president.


1861 - 1865

Secessionist means to with draw from something.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

One third of the people who fought in the civil war were foreign people, mostly African Americans.

Ft Sumter

1861 - 1862

Fort Sumter was one of the major battles in the civl war.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1862

In this Confederacy there was 11 states in America that were involved.

Lincoln’s assassination

1865 - 1866

President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

“Total War”

1915 - 1918

In Total War your allowed to use any weapon you may have.