US History timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

The eastern woodland Indians were made up of 5 tribes. They lived east of the plains Indians.


1400 - 1700

Mercantilism in its simplest form was naive bullionism.

Triangle slave trade

1500 - 1800

It was slave trade through the three ports between west Africa, America, and Europe.

San Miguel de gualdape

1526 - 1527

First European settlement in America. It was founded by Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón.

Royal colony

1600 - 1981

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

plantation system

1600 - 1800

Plantation was originally used by English to represent any colony established over seas.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

Each of The thirteen colonies had their own system of government. Residents were mostly independent farmers.

Proprietary colony

1625 - 1652

This type of government was used by England's colonization.

Rice and indigo trade

1680 - 1783

Rice and indigo were major cash crops.

Total war

1700 - 1800

An attack that would demoralize people and make them list their will to fight

Yemasee war

1715 - 1717

Conflict between native Americans and British settlers

Stono rebellion


The stono rebellion was also called Cato's conspiracy. It was the largest slave uprising in British mainland colonies.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

Battle between the French, Indians, and British. The French and the Indians were allies against the British.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

The war was a conflict between British forces in North America and Cherokee Indian tribes.

Sugar act

1764 - 1766

Revenue raising act passed by parliament of Great Britain.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

The effort to eliminate this system of government became known as the Regulator uprising.

Stamp act

1765 - 1766

Direct tax by British parliament.

Tea act

1773 - 1861

Act of the parliament of Great Britain

Sons of liberty


Group consisting of American patriots.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

War fought for America's freedom. Fought between loyalists and patriots.

Declaration of Independence


Declaration adopted by continental congress that stated America's freedom.

South Carolina constitution 1776

1776 - 1868

South Carolina has had six constitutions, which were adopted in 1776, 1778, 1790, 1861, 1865 and 1868.

articles of confederation

1776 - 1781

agreement among the 13 founding states of america.

Battle of Camden


Major British victory fought in Camden, South Carolina

Battle of kings mountain


The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the southern part of the revolutionary war.

Battle of cowpens


American victory

Battle of eutaw springs


British victory but gave America strategic advantage

commerce comprimise


delegates mended the articles of confederation.

3/5 comprimise


made slaves only 3/5 of a person.

united states constitution


supreme law of the united states of america.

the great comprimise


agreement that large and small states were reached during the constitutional convention of 1787.

embargo act


general embargo eacted by untied states congress.

war of 1812

1812 - 1815

32 month conflict between united sates and britain.

William T Sherman

1820 - 1891

The man who came up with the idea of total war

denmark vesey plot


Denmark vesey planned to start a major slave rebellion. But a slave told the master before it could happen.

Nullification process

1832 - 1833

The argument on tariffs between Andrew Jackson and John c Calhoun.

Robert smalls

1838 - 1915

African American slave that got his own freedom by sailing out if charleston bay

abolitionist movement


movement to end slavery.

slave codes


Denmark vesey planned to start a major slave rebellion. But a slave told the master before it could happen.

Kansas-Nebraska act


He act that created Kansas and Nebraska.

Fred Scott decision


Landmark decision made by the us Supreme Court.

Election of 1860


19th presidential election

Creation of the CSA (confederate states of America)

1861 - 1865

A government setup from 1861-1865

Civil war

1861 - 1865

War between the union and the confederates fought for slavery

Fort Sumter


Start of the civil war

Port royal


The battle when the first submarine (confederate) the H.L. Hunley was used.

Lincoln's assassination


Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John wilks booth on Good Friday (April 14)

cotton gin


responsible for the industrilization of slavery.

cotton trade


the trading of cotton.


1990 - 1999

Act of removing an organization