South Carolina Timeline


East Woodland Indians

1200 b.c - 500 a.d

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

Stono Rebellion

1200 - 1254

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

Triangle Slave Trade

1450 - 1750


1500 - 1800

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

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The Thirteen Colonies were some of the colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1733 (Georgia) by a variety of interests from England and later Great Britain.

Port Royal

1660 - 1730

Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carloina United Sates.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1730

Rice and Indigo Growing in South Carolina.

Royal Colony

1700 - 1918

Body of people or country that is administered or ruled by a soleregin country.

Slaves Codes

1705 - 1862

Slave codes were laws in each US state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters. These codes gave slave-owners absolute power over the slaves.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

Conflict war between british settlers of colonial south carolina and varoius native ameracans

Proprietary Colony

1721 - 1729

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

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1787

Largest rebellion mounted by slaves against slave owners in colonial america.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

The French and Indian War was the last of four major colonial wars between the British.

Plantation System

1758 - 1917

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

In the Carolinas, it was known as the Cherokee War. There is no record of what the Cherokee called it.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1776

Also known as American Revenne Act was a revenne-rasing act passed by the parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764

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

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

Imposed a direct tax by by the britsh Parliament.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

The War of the Regulation (or the Regulator Movement) was a North and South Carolina uprising

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

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

1773 - 1775

Tea Act was an Act of parliament of great britain

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States.

Battle of Cowpens

1775 - 1781

Decisive victory by continental army force under brigadier Gerneral Daniel Morgan.

South Carolina Consitution of 1776

1776 - 1792

The provincial Congress of south carolina approves a new constitution and government

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1783

The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

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 - 3456

The 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 - 2222

The Battle of Eutaw Springs was a battle of the American Revolutionary War

Articles of Confederation

1781 - 1789

An agreement among the 13 different founding states that was established the U.S of America

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1808

Allowed the federal government to tax different imports and not the exports.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1800

A Compromise between Southern & Northern

Great Compromise

1787 - 1889

was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787


1787 - 1933

The Supreme law of The U.S of America

Cottin Gin

1793 - 1860

The Cotton Gin was made to make picking cotton much easier.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The Embargo Act of 1807 was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress [1] against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars.[2]

Lincoln Assassination

1809 - 1865

President Lincoln was shot in the back of his head in a theater as he was watching a play. As he was taken back home he died on a bed right in front of one of his son and wife.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

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

Williams T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

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

Abolitonist Movement

1830 - 1870

Movement to end human slavery.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

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

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

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

Cotton Trade

1850 - 1864

Cotton is a soft fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1860

The initial purpose of the Kansas–Nebraska Act was to open up many thousands of new farms and make feasible a Midwestern Transcontinental Railroad

Dred Scott Decision

1857 - 1858

was an African-American slave in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom

Election of 1860

1860 - 1865

election was contested by four candidates who received electoral votes and the winner

Civil War

1861 - 1865

This war was a bloody war. Over 600,000 men on both sides died and over 1,100,000 were seriously injured.

Creation of the Confederate States of America


The Uni ted States government rejected secession as illegal.

Ft. Sumter

1861 - 1862

Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor



the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or especially a political entity.

Total War

1915 - 1918

belligerent engages mobilization of fully available resource and population.