South Carolina History


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 B.C. - 800 A.D.

The Eastern Woodland Indians used natural resources for clothing,food, and shelter. They were called Eastern Woodland Indians because they lived in the forest near lakes and streams.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

The San Miguel de Gualdape was a settlement to the Mississippi territory. This was also the first European settlement in the United States.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1752

The thirteen colonies were all individual but separated into three main colony groups. The British, Dutch, and Swedish all were apart of the finding of the first of the 13 colonies.

Proprietary Colony

1622 - 1729

Proprietary Colony was a colony mostly full of land owners.

Port Royal

1692 - 1703

Port royal was first made in Palisadoes.

Triangle Slave Trade

1700 - 1879

The Triangle Slave Trade included Europe, Africa, and America. They traded goods for slaves and then sent the slaves to America.

Slave Codes

1712 - 1865

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

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

This war was between the British of South Carolina and the Native American Indians. After the war South Carolina lost control over the coast.

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1787

The stono rebnlion was a slave rebellion in South Carolina.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1740 - 1748

There was three main regions who traded, they were the New England colonies, middle colonies, and the southern cllonies.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

This war was between the British America and New France. In 1756 the war became a world wide conflict.

Royal Colony

1756 - 1763

The royal colony was very powerful people, they had govermental control over the English.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

In 1758 the hostalities began to increase causeing the Cherokee War.

Stamp Act

1763 - 1766

The Stamp Act refers to the tax they had for written materials.

Regulator Movement

1764 - 1771

The Regulator Movement got their name by the citzens desire to have affairs.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

The Sugar Act was also known as the American Revenue Act. The purpose of the sugar act was to try to lower prices on tradeing goods.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1766

The Sons of Liberty has three seperate meanings.

Tea Act

1773 - 1774

The tea act was an act that forced citizens to buy tea from the east company.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

During the Revolutionary War there was 4,435 American deaths.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1778

The South Carolina Constitution of 1776 lasted for 2 years until the changed and added new laws.

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1777

The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a battle between the Patriots and Loyalist.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

The Battle of Camden was a huge victory for the British.

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

This battle was a victory for the Patriots.

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

The Articles of Confederation becamse the main document in the 13 states of America.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

The Battle of Eutaw Springs was the last major battle in the South Carolinians. The British won the Battle of Eutaw Springs.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Great Compromise was the begining of the US structure.


1787 - 1789

The Constitution was signed in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cotton Gin

1793 - 2013

The cotton gin was invented by a guy named Eli Whitney.

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 vessel 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.

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 Aberham Lincoln was elected for president.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1862

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

3/5 Compromise

1861 - 1865

The 3/5 Compromise became ratified on the year of 1865.

Ft Sumter

1861 - 1862

First sumpter was one of the battles in the civl war.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

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


1861 - 1865

Secessionist means to with draw from something.

Lincoln’s assassination

1865 - 1866

He was assassinated in a thetre by John Wilkes Booth.


1879 - 1952

The Mercantilism was a system created in Europe.

Commerce Compromise

1887 - 1940

The Commerce Compromise was a federal law.

Total War

1915 - 1918

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