The native Americans who lived in the southeastern portion of the United States before the Europeans came
1500 - 1700
Belief that the government should control foreign trade to ensure military security. Tariffs are a common feature of this belief.
Triangle Slave Trade
1500 - 1800
Triangular trade that carried crops, slaves and manufactured goods between African, Caribbean, or American colonies and Europe.
San Miguel de Gualdape
1526 - 1527
The first European settlement in the United States founded by Lucas Vásquez de Allyón. It only lasted for the 3 winter months. It was then abandoned.
1600 - 1776
A colony governed by the crown through representatives selected by it.
13 English colonies
1607 - 1733
The original English colonies on the Atlantic Ocean formed for a multitude of purposes such as religious freedom or money.
1660 - 1690
A colony given to a proprietor to supervise and develop.
1700 - 1800
European settlers started growing crops like cotton and rice. Slaves picked the crops so they could be sold for a profit.
Rice and Indigo Trade
1700 - 1890
The large amount of slaves made growing rice and indigo profitable. The Tidal swamps of South Carolina were well suited for rice.
1705 - 1800
A set of rules that stated how Slaves were to be treated and what freedoms they had or did not have.
1715 - 1717
A war against the colonists of South Carolina and the local Native American tribes, including the yemassee and the Cherokee.
9 September 1739
A slave rebellion that took place in South Carolina led by Jemmy. It was the largest uprising before the Revolutionary War.
French and Indian war
1754 - 1763
The war fought between Britain against the French and native Americans.
1758 - 1761
War between the British and the Cherokee native Americans. Both parties used to be allies, but were suspicious of each other and fought.
5 April 1764 - 1766
This act lowered the tax on molasses and imposed a tax on many other foreign goods, such as coffee and wines.
1765 - 1771
North and South Carolinians fought against corrupt officials
Sons of Liberty
1765 - 1783
The sons of liberty was an organization established to resist British rule and laws. They were responsible for the Boston Tea Party.
22 March 1765 - 17 March 1766
This act placed a tax on many printed materials such as magazines and newspapers.
10 May 1773 - 1861
This act allowed the east India company to ship tea to the colonies and sell it, with tax. This would hurt colonial businesses.
1775 - 1783
The war between America and Britain for independence
South Carolina Constitution of 1776
3/26/1776 - 1778
South Carolina adopts a state constitution and becomes an independent government
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776
The document that announced the freedom of the United States from Britain.
Battle of Camden
Fought between the loyalists and the patriots. British won and were close to taking control of SC
Battle of King's Mountain
Loyalists vs. Patriots. Americans won. Turning point in the war.
Articles of Confederation
1781 - 1789
Document that defines the government. before constitution
Battle of Cowpens
British loyalists vs. patriots. Americans won. Lord Cornwallis left SC and did not threaten them again.
Battle of Eutaw Springs
Last major battle in SC
Agreement between north and south to count each slave as 3/5 of a person for representational purposes
An agreement between the south and the north to tax imports, but not exports.
Document that defines the government as having a separation of power into 3 branches. The main law of the US
An agreement made by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention that the government would have a bicameral congress, consisting of the senate with equal representation and the House of Representatives with population based representation.
1794 - 1860
A machine made by Eli Whitney to quickly and easily remove seeds from cotton. This device led to the wide institutionalization of slavery.
1807 - 1809
A law that forbid any exports to foreign countries and any foreig imports.
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
US declared war on Britain because it was harassing US ships. Nobody won this war.
William T. Sherman
1820 - 1891
A union general. Used the Total war strategy.
Denmark Vesey Plot
A plot to get slaves to revolt against their masters. The information was leaked and Denmark Vesey was hung.
1830 - 1870
the purpose was to abolish slavery and the discrimination of Africans
1832 - 1833
Andrew Jackson wanted to impose a tariff on the states, but the claimed they had a right to nullify a law and they did not follow it.
1839 - 1915
A slave who freed himself and his family by commandeering a Confederate ship and turning it over to the Union. He became a ship captain and a politician and supported public education.
A military tactic which involves completely destroying everything in order to demoralize people.
1854 - 1867
A bill in which the territories of Kansas and Nebraska were estalished
Dred Scott Decision
This decision concluded that the federal government could not regulate slavery in territories and that slaves were not protected by the Constitution.
Election of 1860
Abraham Lincoln was elected into office.
1861 - 1865
The war between the Northern U.S. and southern U.S.
Creation of the Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
Many Southern States seceded from the US including SC, GA and others
1861 - 1865
Person who supported leaving the Union.
1861 - 1865
A war tactic that involves completely destroying enemy land and supplies to demoralize the people
April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861
Fort in SC. The battle took place soon after SC departed from the union.
11/3/1861 - 11/7/1861
One of the first amphibious operations of the Civil War. This battle took place in the port royal sound in SC.
Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford's Theatre.