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.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

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

Plantation System

1758 - 1917

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

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

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

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

Imposed a direct tax by by the britsh Parliament.

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

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

Battle of Cowpens

1775 - 1781

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

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

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

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1783

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

South Carolina Consitution of 1776

1776 - 1792

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

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 Camden

1780 - 1781

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

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 2222

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


1787 - 1933

The Supreme law of The U.S of America

Great Compromise

1787 - 1889

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

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1800

A Compromise between Southern & Northern

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1808

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

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

Ft. Sumter

1861 - 1862

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

Creation of the Confederate States of America


The Uni ted States government rejected secession as illegal.

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.



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.