Mid-term Interactive Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

The Eastern Woodland Indians were Native Americans that lived in the South Eastern portion of the United States before the Europeans came.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

The triangle slave trade was a trade from Africa to the U.S to Europe. The slaves came over to america in small ships and were tightly packed. They slaves picked crops that were sent to Europe.


1500 - 1700

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

Cotton Trade


Cotton is bought and sold by investors on 2 different stock exchanges in the United States of America. While 80 countries from around the globe produce cotton, the United States, China, and India together provide two-thirds of the world's cotton

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdpe was the first European settlement founded by spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón. When he died a year later war broke out as to who would be the new leader. During the fighting the slaves revolted and escaped to a Native American village.

Royal colony


It's when a colony in another part of the world is still ruled by the mother country. Like the 13 colonies and England.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

Europeans came over from Britain to start a new life with religious freedom. They explored the new world and made the first settlements which were son to become America.

Proprietary colony

1663 - 1729

It's a colony to a proprietor to govern

Rice and Indigo

1698 - 1770

Rice and Indigo were rich crops that were grown in South Carolina and traded between colonies in Europe.

Plantation System

1700 - 1940

In the 17th century Europeans began to establish settlements in America. The division of the land into smaller units under private ownership became known as the plantation system.

Slave Codes

1705 - 1865

Slave codes were laws in each US state, that stated the slaves rights from their masters. These codes gave slave owners total power over the African slaves.

Yemasee war

1715 - 1717

It was a conflict between the European settlers and the yemassee Indian tribe.

Stono Rebellion


The Stono rebellion was a slave rebellion in South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the colony's before the American Revolution. They recruited 65 slaves and killed 25 whites. They were caught by the South Carolina militia. 30 slaves escaped.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

The war was fought between the British colonies and New France, and both of their military units was supported by their mothers countries Great Britain and France.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

This war war between the Americans and the Cherokee Indians when they though that they were betraying each other.

Sugar act

1763 - 1776

This act was an increase of tax in the colonies. They were very upset and was one of th causes of the American revolution.

Sons of liberty


a group of American patriots that started in the pre-independence North American British colonies. The group was created to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to protest against the taxes by the British government

Stamp act

1765 - 1766

The stamp act was a tax by the British Parliament on the colonies, and it required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

North and South Carolina uprising, in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

Tea act


Great Britain was in a lot of debt and they had a surplus of tea so they started overpricing the price of tea to get out of their debt

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

The war between the American colonists and Britain over the colonists freedom from them.

Declaration of Independence


It was the declaration the colonists sent to Britain declaring their freedom.

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1781

The Articles of Confederation was agreement between the 13 founding states that established the United States of America a monarchy and was the first constitution.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

March 19, 1778

The South Carolina Constitution of 1778 is rules and regulations for the state of South Carolina.

Battle of Camden

August 16 1780

Was a major victory for the British even though the Americans outnumbered them 2 to 1.

Battle of Kings Mountian

October 7, 1780

The Battle of KIngs Mountian was a battle between the Patrots and the Loyalists in the American Rovolutionary war.It took place on KIngs Mountian, NC. The Patriats suprisingly won.

Battle of Cowpens

January 17, 1781

The Battle of Cowpems was during the American Revolutionary war. It became known as the turning point of the war in the South.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

September 8, 1781

The battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle in the American Revolutionary War. Captain John Coffin lead the Loyalists and General Nathanael Greene led the south.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

The Great Compromise was in Connecticut and was when delegates from the Constitutional Convention came from different backgrounds and held different political views. A two-house legislature plan worked for all states and they all agreed on it.

Commerce Compromise


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

3/5 Compromise


The 3/5 Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states that sated that a slave would count as 3/5 of a person in terms of both taxation and representation.


September 17, 1787

The Constitution of the United States is a document that replaced the Articles of Confederation. It is the U.S's supreme laws.

Cotton Gin


A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates the cotton from the seed. BEfore the invention, slaves did it by hand all day in the fields. This was invented by Eli Whitney.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The Embargo Act was when the United States stopped trade withGreat Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

The War of 1812 was a war between the US and Great Britain the war started because of British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen, and America wanting to expand its territory. During this war, the nations capital, Washington, D.C. got burned down. The ratification of the Treaty of Ghent ended the war.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William T. Sherman was one of the greatest military leaders in history. He was a leader in the Civil War and came up with “Total War”.

Denmark Vesey Plot

July 14, 1822

The Denmark Vesey plot was a plot created by Vesey. Slaves were going to revolt against their masters. word got out about it and it failed. Vesey and other people involved in the plot were hung

Nullification Controversy

1828 - 1829

Protective Tariffs were passed which only benefited the north.The south was based off agriculture, the north was mostly industrialized.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The Abolitionist Movement was an effort to end slavery in the US because they believed in freedom and believed "all men are created equal." Over time, abolitionists got more demanding in ending slavery, and slave owners got mad, which led to the American Civil War.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Robert Smalls was a slave who escaped with his family from Charleston Harbour.

Dred Scott Decision

1847 - 1850

The Dred Scott Decision was a Supreme Court case which a slave who had lived in a now free state with his master should have been freed but wasn’t.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 may have been the most significant event leading to the Civil War. It created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement.

Election of 1860


This election was a major one to help the conflict of slavery. This was between Abraham Lincoln and James k. polk.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

South Carolina was the first to secede from the union in 1860. Many states soon followed, and by 1861, Jefferson Davis was their president and Richmond, Virginia was their capital. The Confederate States of America, or CSA, was created.

Port Royal

1861 - 1862

The Battle of Port Royal was fought near Port Royal sound and was a major victory for the Union

Fort Sumter

1861 - 1862

Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War. The South attacked the fort, which belonged to the North.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War was the war between the Northern and Southern states of America over slavery.



A secessionist is one who believes in seceding from a certain place or government. South Carolina’s government was a secessionist government at this time.

"Total War"


William T. Sherman made a march from Atlanta to Savannah and used what is known as today “total war”. The purpose of “total war” is to weaken the southern soldiers’ will to fight.

Lincoln's Assassination


While in Ford’s Theater, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head. Lincoln died the next morning.