SC History Mid-term Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

Native Americans who lived in the Eastern part of as S.C

Triangle Slave trade

1440 - 1640

A term indicating a trade along three ports.

Port Royal


A city located at the mouth of Kingston Harbour

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

The first European settlement inside what is now called the U.S


1558 - 1603

The doctrine that government control for ensuring the military security of the U.S

Royal colony

1624 - 1729

This colony was ruled by a governor appointed by the monarch.

Proprietary colony

1654 - 1685

Based on county palatine and resembling fundal grants of fiefs.

Rice and Indigo trade

1680 - 1730

A sucessful trade with the slave system established on a large scale

Slave codes


Laws that each state or colony enacted the rights of the slaves masters.

Yamassee War

1715 - 1717

A conflict between British settlers and Native Americans.

Stono Rebellion


A slave rebellion that commenced in South Carolina.

13 English colonies

1754 - 1763

The first colonies along the Eastern coast

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

The American name for the North American theater of the seven years.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

A conflict between British forces and North America and Cherokee Indian tribes.

Sugar Act

1763 - 1776

A revenue raising act passed by the parliament of Great Britain

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

A North and South Carolina uprising.

Stamp Act


A direct tax by the British Parliament

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1773

A group consisting of American patriots

Tea Act

1773 - 1778

An act of Parliament of Great Britain

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

This war was a result of the Political Cartoon.

Declaration of Independence


A statement that was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 which announced the thirteen American colonies.

South Carolina Constitution


A constitution of SC is the governing document of the U.S

Articles of Confederation

1777 - 1781

An agreement among the founding 13 states that established the u.s

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

A major victory for the British in the Southern theatre of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

A decisive battle between the patriots and the loyalists.

Battle of Cowpens


A decisive victory by the Continental Army forces.

3/5 Compromise

1783 - 1787

A compromise between the Northern and Southern states during the Philadelphia Convention


1787 - 1788

A body of fundamental principle, or established precedents.

Commerce Compromise


A compromise between the southern and northern states during the constitutional convention

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

An agreement that large and small states reached during the constitutional convention

Cotton Gin


A machine separating cotton from its seeds.

Embargo Act


American laws restricting American ships for engaging in foreign trade.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

A conflict between the U.S and U.K

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

An American soldier, businessman, educator and author.

Denmark Vesey plot


A plot about slaves going to revolt their masters.

Abolitionist movement

1830 - 1870

This is a movement to end human slavery.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

A crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by the ordinance.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

A salve who later became a ships pilot.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


This act created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

Dred Scott decision


A ruling by the U.S Supreme Court also known as the Dred Scott vs. Sandford decision.

Plantation system


A economy based on agricultural mass production with a few staple products

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

This election set the stage for the American Civil War.


1860 - 1861

An act of taking from an organization.

Creation of the Confederate states of America


The is the time which the confederate states of America were created.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

A war between people of the same country.

Ft. Sumter


A third sea located in Charleston.

Lincoln's Assassination


The assassination of our 16th president that took place on Good Friday, 1865.

Cotton trade


The policy of the confederate states trading cotton

"Total War"

1915 - 1918

A war that unrestricted in terms of weapons used.