Mid-term timeline SS


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

The Native Americans who lived in the South-Eastern portion of the U.S. before the Europeans.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

Trade route on the Atlantic ocean where slaves, sugar and rum were throughout 3 main ports.


1500 - 1790

The idea that the colonies existed to benefit the mother country.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

The first European settlement inside what is now the United States territory.

The 13 English Colonie

1607 - 1733

Were colonies on the Atlantic coast that founded the United States of America.

Royal Colony

1624 - 1776

a colony ruled by officials appointed by and are responsible to the reigning sovereign of the parent state.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

A colony where the people remained subject to their mother country.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1770

Rice and Indigo were traded and sold making carolina rich.

Slave Codes

1712 - 1865

Strict laws defining slaves, their treatment, and their rules.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

A conflict between British settlers and different Native American tribes.

Stono Rebellion


The largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies prior to the American Revolution.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

A war fought between Great Britain and France over land.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

A conflict between the Cherokee indians and Great Britain during the French and Indian War.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

A tax placed on sugar that was bought by American Colonists.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

A North and South Carolina uprising when citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

The rule that a tax had to be payed on every paper they used.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1784

A group formed to protect the colonists rights against the British Government.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

It forced colonists to buy British Tea

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The war between America and Great Britain to fight for America's independence.

Plantation System

1776 - 1865

The division of the land into smaller units under private ownership

Declaration of Independence


A document that stated the states were seperating from Great Britain and becoming independent.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


Describes structure and function to the state of South Carolina.

Battle of Camden


A battle in The Revolutionary War that was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater.

Battle of Kings Mountain


A battle during The Revolutionary War fought between the Patriot and Loyalist Miltias. Which was a decisive victory for the Patriots.

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1787

The first constitution of the original 13 states.

Battle of Cowpens


A battle during The American Revolutionary War that was a decisive victory for the Continental Forces.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


Was a battle in The Revolutionary War which was the last major engagement in the carolinas.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1865

A compromise that settled the representation of slaves.

Commerce Compromise


An agreement during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 protecting the interests of slaveholders by forbidding Congress the power to tax the export of goods.



Stated the supreme law, and rights of the people.

Great Compromise


Defined legislative structure and representation that each state would have.

Cotton Trade


Massive trading if cotton from the south to foreign countries.

Cotton Gin


A machine that quickly separated cotton fibers from their seeds.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

A law that made the U.S. not be allowed to trade with foreign countries.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

A conflict between the U.S. and Great Britain over trade restrictions.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

A general in the American Civil War who served for the Union and was honored for his military strategy.

Denmark Vesey Plot


A plot by a slave to start a massive slave uprising in charleston.

Nullification Controversy

1828 - 1832

A huge disagreement of tariffs by the federal government.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1865

People tried to get slavery abolished and all slaves freed.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

An enslaved African who stole a ship to free himself and his family

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Created Kansas and Nebraska and also allowed slavery through popular sovereignty.

Dred Scott Decision


A case that was taken to the Supreme Court, which decided that slaves were not citizens and they could not regulate slavery.

Election of 1860


A presidential election that would spark the Civil War, which Abraham Lincoln won.

Fort Sumter


The first battle of the American Civil War


1861 - 1865

States and people who seceded from the U.S.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

A war between several southern states who seceded from the U.S. and the North.

Port Royal


One of the first amphibious battles of the American Civil War.

Creation of The Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

A government set up by several southern states declaring their secession from the U.S.

Total War


When resources for war, that were needed, were destroyed.

Lincoln's Assassination


The assassination of the U.S. president Abraham Lincoln as the American Civil War was drawing to an end.