Native Americans that lived in South- East of US before European colonists.
1500 - 1700
The economic belief that in order to have military security for the country, government needs to control trade.
Rice and Indigo Trade
1500 - 1800
Important cash crops exported from the South to Europe, which helped the growth of slavery
Triangle Slave Trade
1500 - 1800
Triangular trade that occurred between Europe, America, and Africa. America traded goods to Europe in exchange for their goods (guns). They then traded European goods for slaves in Africa to trade to America for more American goods.
San Miguel de Gualdape
The first European settlement that is now a part of the United States. It was founded by Lucas Vazquez de Allyon.
1600 - 1800
Dividing land into sections to be owned privately, usually used to grow a cash crop and maintained by slaves.
1607 - 1733
The first American territories founded. All in the East of the United States with many on the coast
1624 - 1776
Also known as a Crown Colony, these were colonies set up by the King.
1650 - 1712
A list of rules for slaves and the rights of their masters. Somewhat of a code of conduct for slave owners.
1660 - 1690
Colonies set up by The Lord Proprieters.
1700 - 1800
The trading of cotton. In the 18th to 19th century, the South was a huge provider of cotton that many countries depended upon.
1715 - 1717
A war between British settlers of South Carolina and Native American Tribes. One of these tribes was the Yamasee.
Biggest slave rebellion in British colonies to happen before the American revolution. also known as Cato's rebellion.
French and Indian War
1756 - 1763
Also called The Seven Years War, it was a war of France and some of the Native Americans against Great Britain. The British won, causing the Treaty of Paris.
1758 - 1761
A war between the Native American tribe, Cherokee, and the British in Colonial America. The British won the war.
1764 - 1766
The Sugar Act was also known as the American Revenue act and the American Duties Act. It placed taxes on the American colonies' sugar.
1765 - 1771
A movement in North and South Carolina, created by the backcountry, to establish a system of courts and justice using regulators. It was made to put an end to corruption in law.
Sons of Liberty
1765 - 1784
An organisation of American patriots that protected rights of British colonists and opposed Parliament's taxes. They caused the Boston Tea Party.
1765 - 1766
A tax on the American colonies that required a stamp on all documents. The stamp was to be paid for in British currency.
1773 - 1861
An act that helped East India Company export and sell it's tea at a low price to the colonies. This caused the Boston Tea Party
1775 - 1783
The revolutionary war is also known as The American Revolutionary War and The American War of Independence. It was a war fought between British colonies and Great Britain itself. It was a war that had to be fought for America to become the independent nation it is today.
South Carolina Constitution
Declared South Carolina independent and self-governed.
Declaration of Independence
A document that declared America it's own nation and country, free from British control.
Articles of Confederation
The first constitution of the United States. Later had to be replaced because it didn't give enough power to federal government.
Battle of Kings Mountain
A battle in The Revolutionary War, in South Carolina, that resulted in a great American victory. Over 1,000 British soldiers were either killed, injured, or captured.
Battle of Cowpens
A battle in The Revolutionary War, in South Carolina, with the end result being a decisive American victory. Over 1,150 British soldiers were either killed, wounded, or captured.
Battle of Camden
A battle fought in the American Revolutionary War, in South Carolina, that resulted in an American loss. Over 900 American soldiers died, and more than that were captured.
Battle of Eutaw Springs
A battle in The Revolutionary War, in South Carolina, that resulted in a near draw. Almost 600 Americans killed, wounded, captured, or missing. Almost 900 British soldiers killed, captured, wounded prisoners, or wounded.
Provided new set of rules for government, and replaced the Articles of Confederation.
The Great Compromise
A compromise between big states and small states that created two branches of Congress. The House of Representatives, which used representation based on population, and the Senate, which used two senators for each state regardless of population.
A compromise achieved during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, that allowed the government to tax imports but not exports.
Compromise made in the Philadelphia Convention to count slaves as 3/5 of a person in the House of Representatives.
A machine invented by Eli Whitney, it picks seeds from cotton. A job slaves used to do by hand.
the embargo act
1807 - 1809
Forced american merchants to stop trading with the British.
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
War resulting from tension with the British and harassment of American trading ships. Ending with a second American victory
William T Sherman
1820 - 1891
General in Union army during the American Civil War.
Denmark Vesey Plot
It was a plot to free the slaves of Charleston, and kill their owners. Denmark was hung for his plot.
1828 - 1832
Controversy that arose following Andrew Jackson telling states they could no longer nullify a federal law just because the state thought it was unconstitutional.
1830 - 1870
A movement set in place by abolitionists to end slavery in America.
1839 - 1915
Enslaved African that freed himself and his crew. Later, he became a ship pilot and politician.
This act allowed Kansas and Nebraska to choose if they wanted to be pro-slavery or anti-slavery states.
Dred Scott Decision
This is also known as Dred Scott vs. Stanford. It was the decision made by the Supreme Court that the federal government had no power to ban slavery from territories in the U.S. and that slaves were not citizens, therefore they are not protected under the U.S. constitution.
Election of 1860
The election of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.
1861 - 1865
A type of warfare used in the Civil War to break the will of the South by being more brutal in victories.
A place in South Carolina where one of the earliest amphibious battles of the Civil War occurred.
Creation of Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
Was an independent country formed from many Southern states leaving the United States of America.
1861 - 1865
War fought between the North and the South. Ending in a victory for the North. Also called the War of Northern Aggression.
1861 - 1865
Someone for secession. In this case, it's secession from the United States of America.
The fort in South Carolina where the first civil war engagement took place
Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by John Wilkes Booth.