SC History Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

The Eastern Woodland Indians was made up by many tribes.

Triangle Slave Trade

1440 - 1640

Triangular trade, or triangle trade, is a historical term indicating trade among three ports or regions.


1500 - 1800

It advocated that a nation should export more thant it imported and accumulate bullion especially gold to make up the difference.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement.


1558 - 1603

The exportation of finished goods was favored over extractive industries like farming. Mercantilism maws a reaction against the economic problems of earlier times when states were too weak to guide their economies.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1773

The 13 English Colonies were some of the colonies on the Atlantic coast. 13 English Colonies were in the eastern part of what is now the United States.

Port Royal

1654 - 1655

Construction of Passage Fort, also known as Fort Cromwell, began in a matter of weeks following the conquest.

French and Indian War

1689 - 1763

the french and indian war, as it was referred to in the colonines, was the beginning of open hostilities between the colonies and Gr.Britain.

A royal colony

1691 - 1712

the king's officials appointed provincial governors, north Carolina's government became more stable and effective.

Port Royal

1692 - 1907

A final devastating earthquake on January 14, 1907 again liquefied the sandspit, destroying nearly all of the rebuilt city and submerging additional portions. Today the area is a shadow of its former self with a population of less than 2,000 and has little to no commercial or political importance.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1698 - 1730

By the early 18th century, with the slave system established on a large scale, rice became a major export crop of the region.

Royal Colony

1712 - 1719

now that the king officials appointed provincial governors, north Carolina's government became more stable and effective.

The Yamasee War


the tamasee war indians were part of the muskhogean language group.

The Sugar Act

1733 - 1764

Corruption, they mostly evaded the taxes.

Stono Rebellion


One of the earliest known organized rebellions in the present United States, the uprising was led by native Africans.

Stamp Act


The Stamp Act was Parliament's first serious attempt to assert governmental authority over the colonies.

Sons of Liberty


The loyal nine, began preparing for against the stamp act.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

Thomas. For years he was the household servant to Captain Joseph Vesey, who settled in Charleston in 1783. Denmark Vesey won $1,500 in a lottery in the year 1800. He used the money to buy his freedom and set up a carpentry shop, where he prospered.

Tea Act


The tea act was an attempt by the British to the regain control of the tea trad in American.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

First man shot in the Boston massacre was named Crisups Attucks. About like 5,000 man and boy fought in the war.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1775 - 1783

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Stewart. There was abput 2,000 men fighting in this battle.

Declaration of Independence


truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


Battle of Kings Mountain


Tory or loyalist Americans against Whig or patriot American Revolutionaries.

Battle of Camden


General Horatio Gates led an ill-prepared and exhausted campaign against the fortified British garrison at Camden.

Articles of Confederation


Agreement among 13 founding states that's established the United States of America as a con confederation of sovereign states.

Battle of Cowpens


South Carolina on the border with North Carolina, United States of America. Colonel Daniel Morgan against Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton.

Commerce Compromise


Meeting at independence hall in Philadelphia
55 delegate from all the states except Rhode Island meet to rework the falling articles of confederation

3/5 Compromise


Was a argument between southern and northern states during the Philadelphia convention

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

July 16, 1987, began with a light breeze, a cloudless sky, and a spirit of celebration



delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25.

Cotton Trade

1793 - 1850

a large number of early settlers in America grew cotton. To grow cotton and to pick, gin (remove seeds from the white fluff) and bale it took a great deal of work.

Cotton Gin

1793 - 1850

With the aid of a horse to turn the gin, a man could clean fifty times as much cotton as before. This increased the demand for slaves.

Slave Codes

1793 - 1804

Life on the fields meant working sunup to sundown six days a week and having food sometimes not suitable for an animal to eat.

Embargo Act

Dec. 22, 1807

The U.S. merchant marine suffered from both the British and French, and Thomas Jefferson undertook to answer oth nations with measures that by restricting neutral trade would show the importance of that

Lincoln’s assassination

1809 - 1865

They were to be accompanied by General Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant. However, Grant and his wife changed their plans and did not attend the play.

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

A conflict between the US and the UK. It was ended by a treaty that restored all the conquered territories to their owners be for outbreak of war.

Nullification Controversy

1820 - 1828

The root of the problem of protective tariffs is that they are almost by definition designed to assist certain segments of the economy.

William Tecumseh Sherman

1820 - 1891

William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1820 - 1854

After months of debate, the Kansas-Nebraska Act passed on May 30, 1854. Pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers rushed to Kansas, each side hoping to determine the results of the first election held after the law went into effect.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1822 - 1970

After one loyal slave told his master about a plot to seize the city of Charlestown, South Carolina and kill all the whites, local authorities exposed the most comprehensive slave plot in the history of the United States

Abolitionist Movement


The goal of the abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation.

Cherokee War

1836 - 1839

The treaty was tabled by the Texas Senate on December 29, 1836, and was declared null and void by that body on December 16, 1837, despite Houston's insistence that it be ratified.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Robert Smalls was an enslaved African American who, during and after the American Civil War, became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician.

Election of 1860

1841 - 1846

The key to the Republican party's success was its position on slavery. It opposed the expansion of slavery and called upon Congress to take measures, whenever necessary, to prevent its extension.


1850 - 1855

In Italy, France, Austria, the Netherlands and Denmark, sizable far-right parties with anti-immigrant and Islamophobic agendas have taken root.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1860 - 1861

By the time Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as president of the United States on March 4, 1861, Texas had also joined the Confederacy.

Ft Sumter


April 13 Major Robert Anderson, garrison commander, surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War was fought in thousands of different places, from southern Pennsylvania to Texas; from New Mexico to the Florida coast. The majority of the fighting took place in the states of Virginia and Tennessee.

Robert Smalls

1862 - 1900

May 1862 Robert Smalls was a 23-year-old illiterate slave. Early on the morning of May 13, 1862, the Confederate commander at Charleston, South Carolina, Brigadier General Roswell S. Ripley, was astounded to learn his dispatch boat had disappeared.

proprietary colony

1999 - 2001

the which favorites of the British crown were awarded tracts of land in the new world to supervise and develop.