South Carolina History Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

The Indians in the Eastern Woodland Culture lived east of the Plains Indians. At that time much of the land between the Mississippi River and the east coast was covered with forest.


1500 - 1700

The economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

Triangular trade usually evolves when a region has export goods.. Triangular trade thus provides a method for trade imbalances between the above regions.

Cotton Gin


is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory, founded by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón in 1526.

Royal Colonies

1600 - 1700

Royal Colonies were established in North America by England, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth Century's

Plantation System

1600 - 1700

A system which is based on agricultural mass production

Proprietary Colony

1629 - 1729

A proprietary colony was a colony in which one or more individuals, usually land owners, remaining subject to their parent state's sanctions

Slave Codes

1650 - 1712

were laws in each US state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters

Rice and Indeo Trade

1680 - 1783

Rice was grown successfully in South Carolina, with the slave system established on a large scale, rice became a major export crop of the region.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba.....etc

Stono Rebellion

September 9,1739

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

The French And Indian War

1754 - 1763

The American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War. The war was fought primarily between the colonies of British America and New France

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The war was a conflict between British forces in North America and Cherokee Indian tribes during the French and Indian War. The British and the Cherokee had been allies at the start of the war, but each party had suspected the other of betrayals.

Suger Act


Stamp act


Direct tax by the british

Regular Moement

1765 - 1771

Was a north and south countries uprising from 1765 to 1771

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

was an African-Caribbean most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States

13 English Colonies

1773 - 1776

The Declaration of Independence announced that the 13 English colonies in North America were a sovereign nation: the United States of America.

Sons of liberty


The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of Americans that originated in the British colonies. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the taxes by the British government.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

A ballet between the loyalist and the patriots

Deceleration of Independence


A group of American patriots

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


the South Carolina Constitution of 1776 is among the state's historical treasures preserved at the Department of Archives

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1777

was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution

Tea Act

May 10 1776

The British parliament put tax pan all tea goods

Battle of kings Mountain


It was a battle fought in North Carolina between the Loyalist and the patriot

Battle of Camdem


British victory fought in South Carolina

Battle of Eutaw Springs


Britches victory but helped Americans stractagie wise

Battle of Cowpens


American victory loyalist vs. patriots

Commerce Compromise


The Commerce Compromise refers to a compromise between the Northern and Southern States during the Constitutional Convention

3/5 Compromise


was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia convention of 1787

Great Compromise


was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution.

United States Constition

September 17 1787

the supreme law of the United States of America.

Cotton Trade


Mississippi was the epicenter of the cotton production phenomenon during the first half of the 19th century.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

was a 32 month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies which resulted in no territorial change

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

was an American soldier, businessman, educator , Auther

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

reform movement during the 18th and 19th. centuries.

Nullification Controversy


was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War

Total War


is a war in which a belligerent engages in the complete mobilization of fully available resources and population.

Dred Scott Decision


was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kansas Nebraska Act


opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to determine through Popular Sovereignty


1860 - 1861

which is the withdrawal of one or more states from the Union that constitutes the United States

Election of 1860


was the 19th quadrennial presidential election

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by a number of Southern slave states that had declared their secession from the United States

Civil War

1861 - 1865

was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States the Union or the North and several Southern

Fort Sumter

April 12 1861 - April 14 1861

was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter

The battle of Port Royal

November 7 1861

was one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War, in which a United States Navy fleet and United States Army

Lincoln’s assassination

April 14 1865

John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.