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Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

The Easter Woodland Indians were natives who lived in the South Eastern portion of the United States before the Europeans came.


1500 - 1700

Economic belief that the government is in control of foreign trade.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

The triangle trade was a trade route along the Atlantic Ocean between the three main ports. They traded slaves, sugar, and rum.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

The first European colony in the United States territory. Founded by explorers from Spain.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1700

Royal colonies were established by countries in Europe to North America. All Royal colonies were directly owned by the king.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The 13 colonies were discovered by explorers from England. The first of the 13 colonies was Virginia and the last colony was Georgia.

Proprietary Colony

1632 - 1729

Proprietary Colonies followed the same type of Government as Great Britain. Individuals were given a license or a right to rule, Great Britain also agreed to help the English colonies.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1820

Rice was grown successfully in South Carolina and was traded with Great Britain. Indigo was a blue dye added to make cloths a blueish color.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

Stono Rebellion


On September 9, 1739 about 60 Africans attacked a plantation. 22-25 whites died, and about 40 Africans died, this was one of the first slave rebellions.

Stamp Act

1756 - 1766

An act that made every written document have to have a stamp on it. The stamps would also have to be bought.

French and Indian War

1756 - 1763

A war fought between the English and the French for colonial domination. This war helped escalade tensions into the Revolutionary War.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

This war was between the British settlers and the Cherokee Indians. The war started when Virginian militia attacked a Cherokee tribe.

Sugar Act


The sugar act raised the revenue on sugar products. Great Britain also made sure that the taxes were collected.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

When two groups in South and North Carolina tried to create a good justice system. The government made courts and created a fair justice system.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1766

They were most well known for dumping British tea Into the Boston harbor. They were a group of patriots who didn't believe in the way Great Britain was treating them. After the Boston Tea Party the group didn't meet up anymore.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

The tea act made the taxes on tea higher than before. The people disliked this act very much and revolted by dumping tea into the Boston harbor.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

A war between Great Britain and what is known as America.



It demands positive balance of trade from the Government.

Articles of Confederation


Replaced later for being to weak it was a document that said the 13 colonies were a separate country from Great Britain.

Declaration of Independence


The Declaration of Independence was a document made to escape the British control.

Battle of Kings Mountain


A victory by the Patriots against British soldiers.

Battle of Camden


A major victory for the British forces.

The battle of Eutaw Springs


This was the last major battle fought by the patriots in South Carolina.

Battle of Cowpens


This battle was the turning point for the patriots in the South.

3/5 Comprimise


A document which stated that a slave was only 3/5 of a person when counting the population.

Great Comprimise


It made proportional amount of representatives according to the population of the state.

Commerce Comprimise


Allowing the Government to tax imports but not imports.



The Supreme law of the United States of America.

Cotton Trade

1790 - 1860

Helped make plantation owners get more money because it involved the slaves doing most all the work.

Cotton Gin


A machine used to separate the seeds from the cotton.

Abolitionist Movement

1800 - 1864

A movement made mostly by people in the North to end slavery.

Plantation System

1800 - 1864

A system that involved large farms, with 20 or more slaves to produce crops to sell.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

Made sure that know ship could go to a port in a different country.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

A war that ended as a tie with know side gaining any advantage on the other.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

A Union officer who drove through the South using a strategy called total war. This is where everything is destroyed.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Made Kansas and Nebraska there own different territories. Caused riots to see if their would be slavery.

Denmark Vessel Plot


A plot to overthrow slave owners at his old plantation; the attempt was a failure. This led to the slave codes.

Nullification Controversy


This got rid of all the tariffs during Andrew Jackson's presidency.

Slave Codes

1833 - 1864

Laws made by slave owners to prevent slave uprisings in the south.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Drove a Confederate gunboat out through the Union blockade to escape freedom, he later became apart of the Union Army.

Dred Scott Decision


Made African Americans government property and they couldn't decide which states where slavery free or not.

Ft. Sumter


This was the first battle of the civil war. The Confederates won.

Civil War

1860 - 1864

This war began when the South left the Union and then attacked fort Sumter starting the war.



Someone who wants to secede or agrees with seceding from a Union or organization.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1860 - 1864

When Abraham Lincoln became president the South thought he was going to abolish slavery, so the South created the Confederacy.

Election of 1860


Once Abraham won the election of 1860 the South seceded from the Union.

Port Royal


The Union forces took over the forts located at port royal sound, they kept them for the rest of the war.

Total War


A strategy used by William T. Sherman to destroy the South's moral and destroy all most everything in the towns.

Lincoln's Assassination


When the president of the United States was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, in Fords Theater.