South Caroline history timeline


Eastern woodlands Indians

1200 b.c - 500 a.c

The Indians in the Eastern Woodland Culture lived east of the Plains Indians.

Triangle Slave Trade

1450 - 1750

-known triangular trading system is the transatlantic slave trade, that operated from the late 16th to early 19th centuries, carrying slaves, cash crops.


1500 - 1800

Mercantilism is an economic system that dominated the major European trading nations during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.

San Miguel de Guadalupe

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.

Proprietary colony

1625 - 1652

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

Port Royal

1660 - 1730

Port Royal is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

Rice was grown successfully in South Carolina as early as 1680.

Royal Colony

1700 - 1918

A Crown colony, also known in the 17th century as royal colony, was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British Empire.

Slave Codes

1705 - 1862

Slave codes were laws which each US state, or colony, enacted which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

The Yamasee War of 1715 was was a savage conflict fought between old Charleston, S.C. and the Yamasee nation and allied tribes,

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1787

The Stono Rebellion was the largest rebellion mounted by slaves against slave owners in colonial America.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian War is the American name for the North American theater of the Seven Years' War.

Plantation system

1758 - 1917

a plantation system is an system which is based on agriculture mass production.

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.

Sugar Act

1763 - 1776

The Sugar Act was passed in 1764. The British placed a tax on sugar, wine, and other important things.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1776

The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1766

The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

The War of the Regulation was a North and South Carolina uprising, lasting from about 1765 to 1771, in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

was a plot created by Vesey. Slaves were going to revolt against their masters.

Tea Act

1773 - 1778

The Tea Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies on the North American continent (as well as some naval conflict).

Battle of Cowpens

1775 - 1781

The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by Continental army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. I

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1783

The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1792

The Provincial Congress of South Carolina approves a new constitution and government on this day in 1776.

13 English colonies

1776 - 1781

The colonial period of America began in the 17th century. The revolutionary war marked the end of the colonial period. All the 13 colonies together formed the United States of America on 4th July, 1776.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1878

The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British in the Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1783

Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1783

The Battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, and was the last major engagement of the war in the Carolinas.

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 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.[

Lincoln’s assassination


The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. He was killed by john wilkes booth


1787 - 1933

revised the articles of confederation,

3/5 compromise

1787 - 1833

The three-fifths compromise was a compromise between southern and northern states reached during the Philadelphia convention of 1787 .

Commerce compromise

1787 - 1808

The commercial compromise allowed congress to regulate interstates and foreign commerce. they also taxes foreign goods.

great compromise

1787 - 1800

convention come from different backgrounds and different political views.

cotton trade

1793 - 1796

cotton accounts for about 40 percent of total world fiber production.

cotton gin


the cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, it can also but done by hand in the field. this machine brought the slave population up.

Embargo act

1807 - 1809

The Embargo act of 1807 was a general embargo enacted by the United states congress against great Britain and France during the Napoleonic war.

war of 1812

1812 - 1815

the war of 1812 was know as the second war for freedom.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Nullification Controversy

1828 - 1832

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

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

Abolitionism is a movement to end human slavery..

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

Dred Scott Decision

1846 - 1857

Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857), also known as the Dred Scott Decision, was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1860

The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 (10 Stat. 277) created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, 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 whether they would allow slavery within each territory.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

The United States presidential election of 1860 was the 19th quadrennial presidential election. The election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860 and served as the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Ft Sumter

1861 - 1862

The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–14, 1861) was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina, that started the American Civil War

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The American Civil War, also known as the War between the States or simply the Civil War (see naming), was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several Southern slave states that had declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America (the "Confederacy" or the "South").

Creation of the Confederate States of America


February 4, 1861, fell on a Monday. On that day, delegates from six lower south states congregated at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to form a national government that would be known as the Confederate States of America. Distinguished representatives were in attendance from South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.



Secession (derived from the Latin term secessio) is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or especially a political entity. Threats of secession can also be a strategy for achieving more limited goals

“Total War”

1915 - 1918

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