Tyler's Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 BC - 800 AD

The Eastern Woodland Indians lived in the Eastern United States between the Eastward part of the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. The most known Eastern Woodland Indian tribes are the Powhatan, Mohawks, Iroquois, and the Susquehanna.

Triangular Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

The triangular slave trade was Africa ships Slaves to the Americas. Then the Americas send crops from their plantations over to Europe. Then Europe sends manufactured goods to Africa.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gauldape was established by Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon from Spain. It was abandoned a year after it was established because of the unrest of the black and American Indian population, disease, and famine.


1558 - 1603

Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the military security of the country It was very big in Western Europe.

Plantation System


The Plantation System was the division of land into smaller plots of land under private ownership.

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

The First Colony was the Virginia Colony which was established in 1607 when the British landed in Jamestown. The last colony was the Georgia Colony which was established in 1733 when King George ll granted the land of Georgia to James Oglethrope.

Royal Colonies

1629 - 1760

A Royal Colony is a body of people or country that is administered or ruled by a sovereign country; also, any country controlled by the English royal family. The Royal Colonies were New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Slave Code

1640 - 1860

The Slave Code was a list of restrictions that the slaves had to follow.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

A Properority Colony was a colony run by private people who are accommodated with the same power as the government.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1700

The Rice and Indigo Trade was between the southern colonies and England. In return for the rice and indigo the Southerners got lace, shoes, farm tools, thread and dishes.

Cotton Trade

1700 - 1900

The Cotton Trade was when the Americans would trade cotton with other countries for other goods.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

The Yemasee War was a war between Native American tribes and the Sotuhern Settlers.

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 1740

On September 9, 1739, 20 African American Slaves met up near the Stono River and started a rebellion were they killed the slave owners, took there weapons, and got their slaves to join them. The Stono Rebellion ended the same year when the slave owners caught up with the slaves, and started a battle against 60 to 100 slaves and won with 20 white men dead and nearly twice as many black slaves dead.

French and Indian War

1756 - 1763

The French and Indian war was fought between the English and the French because the British Colonies wanted to take over French Territories. The result of the war was the British won and the French had to give most of their land in North America to the British.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The Cherokee War was between the British Settlers and the Cherokee Indians.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

The Sugar Act was a tax that parliament put on the English Settlers for sugar, tea and other imported goods.

Regulator Movement

1764 - 1771

The Regulator Movement was ment for North and South Carolina to effect governmental changes in them.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1766

The Sons of Liberty were a group of American Patriots who protected the rights of the colonists.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

The Stamp Act was a Tax on any printed materials like newspapers, pamphlets, bills, legal documents, dice and playing cards, licenses, almanacs made by Parliament put on the English Settlers.

Tea Act

1773 - 1774

The Tea Act was a 3 pence tax you had to pay for every pound of tea you purchased that was put on the American Colonies.

Battle of Camden

1775 - 1783

The leader's of the battle were Horatio Gates for the Americans and Charles Cornwallis for the British. The Winner was the British.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The Revolutionary War was a war fought between the British and the American Colonies to get the American Colonies freedom from the British.

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1777

The Declaration of Independence was a document that stated the American Colonies idependence from the British

South Carolina Constitution of 1776

1776 - 1777

The South Carolina Constitution of 1776 was a new constitution that was aproved by the Provincinal Congress of South Carolina.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

The leaders of the battle were James Johnston, John Sevier, and William Campbell for America and Patrick Ferguson for the Brtish. The winner of the battle was the Americans.

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

The leaders of the battle were Daniel Morgan for America and Banastre Tarleton for the British. The winner of the battle was the Americans.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

The leaders of the battle were Nathanael Greene for America and Alexander Stewart for the British. The winner of the Battle was the Americans.

Articles of Confederation

1787 - 1788

The Articles of Confederation was the first Constitution created by the American Colonies.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1788

The 3/5 Compomise was a comprimise between the North and the South during the consititutional convention of 1787 in Philidelphia that says 3 out of 5 slaves from each state would be counted as citizens to determine a states representation in congress.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Commerce Compromise was a compromise that said the federal government was given the right to tax imports but not exports.


1787 - 1789

The Constitution is a document that establishes the laws and seperation of government in the United States.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1788

The Great Compromise was a compromise that combined the New Jersey Plan and the Virginia Plan.

Cotton Gin


The Cotton Gin was invented by Eli Whitney. The Cotton Gin was a machine that got the seeds out of cotton.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1808

The Embargo Act banned trade between the United States and any foriegn country.

War of 1812

1812 - 1813

The War of 1812 was a war between the British and the United States were the British was trying to stop the United States from trading with other countries.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William T. Sherman was a soldier in the Union Army who invented the idea of Total War.

Denmark Vesey Plot


The Denmark Vesey Plot was a plot made by Denmark Vesey to take over Charlestown, South Carolina and kill all of the white people.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The Abolitionist Movement was a movement that was made to end slavery and racial segregation in the United States.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

The Nullification Controversy was a crisis between Andrew Jackson and South Carolina. It was over the South Carolina's Orrdinance of Nullification.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Robert Smalls was a slave who escaped, with his family, from slavery and got he and his family freedom.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


The Kansas-Nebraska Act was created to allow people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to choose weather they wanted slavery in their territories.

Dred Scott Decision


The Dred Scott Decision was a decision made by the supreme court when Dred Scott fought against the supreme court to get his freedom.


1860 - 1861

A secessionist is someone who joins in a secession. Like the 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States during the Civil War.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1860 - 1865

The Creation of the Confederate States of America was when South Carolina seceded from the United States of America.

Election of 1860


The Election of 1860 caused a major turn in U.S. history when Abraham Lincoln was elected president.

Ft. Sumter


Ft. Sumter was the location of the first battle of the Civil War.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The Civil War was a war between the Northern and Southern United States. It was caused because the North wanted to get rid of slavery and the South wanted to keep it.

Port Royal

1861 - 1862

Port Royal is the location of a major Union victory during the Civil War.

"Total War"


"Total War" was made up by William T. Sherman. It was a war tactic were the Union army went to georgia and burned everything useful to the South during the war and then up to South Carolina and North Carolina.

Lincoln's Assassination


Lincoln was killed at Ford's Theatre in Washington DC by John Wilkes Booth.