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Eastern Woodland Indians

1,000 bc - 1930

The Eastern Woodland Indians inhabited a wide area in the eastern part of the United States that extended eastward from the Mississippi River

San Miguel de Gualdape

1475 - 1526

Although they knew about Spanish and Portuguese slave trading, the British did not conceive of using slave labor in the Americas until the 17th century

Stono Rebellion

1491 - 1739

The Stono Rebellion was the largest rebellion mounted by slaves against slave owners in colonial America. The Stono Rebellion's location was near the Stono River in South Carolina

Mercantilism

1558 - 1603

Even before the first boatload of Englishmen landed at Jamestown, Virginia, European countries had experimented with empire-building, engaging in the system of mercantilism

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1775

The first colonies in North America were founded on the eastern coast. After European explorers had sailed up and down the Atlantic coast of North America English

Royal colony

1624 - 1981

The colonies of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts Bay were charter colonies. In a charter colony, the King granted a charter to the colonial government establishing the rules under which the colony was to be governed

Triangle Slave Trade

1650 - 1900

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade began around the mid-fifteenth century when Portuguese interests in Africa moved away from the fabled deposits of gold to a much more readily available commodity -- slaves

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

land in the New World to supervise and develop. Before this time most of the colonies had been financed and settled under the jurisdiction of joint stock companies operating under charters granted by the crown.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

A proprietary colony was a colony in which one or more individuals, usually land owners, remaining subject to their parent state's sanctions, retained rights that are today regarded as the privilege of the state, and in all cases eventually became so.

Yamassee War

1715 - 1717

was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes, including the Yamasee, Muscogee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Catawba, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Yuchi,

Rice and Indigo Trade

1738 - 1760

Rice was a widespread and important British crop which played a crucial role in the establishment of slavery along. Indigo was a highly-valued crop in British colonial Florida. One of the oldest and most durable of dyes

Sugar Act

1754 - 1766

The Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764.[1] The preamble to the act stated:

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The name refers to the two main enemies of the British colonists: the royal French forces and the various Indigenous forces allied with them. British and European historians use the term the Seven Years' War, as do many Canadians.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The British and the Cherokee had been allies at the start of the war, but each party had suspected the other of betrayals. Tensions between British-American settlers and the Cherokee increased during

Sons of Liberty

1765

A group of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American 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.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

The origins of the War of Regulation stem from a drastic population increase in North and South Carolina during the 1760s, followed by immigration from the large eastern cities to the rural west. The inland section of the colonies had once been predominately composed of planters with an agricultural economy. Merchants and lawyers began to move west, upsetting the social and political structure

Tea act

1773 - 1861

The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its principal overt objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1775 - 1780

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The war that the American colonists and Great Britain fought. The Americans won, and we are now free from Britain.

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1777

After winning its independence from Great Britain in the Revolutionary War, the new country situated on the eastern seaboard of North America needed to fashion some form of governmental system

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1778

Whereas the British Parliament, claiming of late years a right to bind the North American colonies by law in all cases whatsoever, have enacted statutes for raising a revenue in those colonies and disposing of such revenue as they thought proper, without the consent and against the will of the colonists

Declaration of Independence

1776

The document that the United States sent to Great Britain to declare our independence

Battle of Camden

1780

This battle was a failure to the Americans but a great victory for British. Even though the colonists outnumbered them 2-1.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1981

The Battle of Eutaw Springs was one of the hardest fought and bloodiest battles of the Revolution and proved to be the last major engagement of the war

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1845

This small battle had an effect disproportionate to its size. As seemed to be the case throughout the war British victories achieved little in the long term while every American victory gave encouragement to the colonies.

Commerce Compromise

1876 - 1877

The Electoral Commissions' decision could not be overturned unless both the Democratic controlled House of Representatives and the Republican controlled Senate agreed.