Timeline of Awesomeness

By Lucas


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 BC - 800 AD

Indian tribes in the East United States and Canada. They were hunters and gatherers in the forests and Lakes.


1500 - 1800

It meant that a nation should sell more than it buys in order to make a profit. It was brought up because of the earlier struggles of nations to make a profit through buying and selling materials.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

First European settlement in the United States. It was founded by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón.

Triangle Slave Trade

1550 - 1899

A trade between West Africa, Carribean, and America. They traded slaves, manufactured goods and crops.

Proprietary Colony

1600 - 1800

A colony where people remain loyal the their parent countries' laws. These colonies were under indirect rule.

13 British Colonies

1607 - 1733

First original colonies settled by the British in the East Coast of the early United States. They included, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hamshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

Royal Colony

1660 - 1799

A colony ruled by officials appointed by and responsible to the parent country. Ruled directly by a king.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1700 - 1800

Rice and Indigo was grown mainly in the Southern Colonies. Major export crop of the region.

Slave Codes

1712 - 1865

A set of rules that all slaves and slave owners had to follow.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

It was a conflict between them British settlers of South Carolina and the Native American Indian tribes. It was a attempt by the Native Americans to destroy the colony.

Stono Rebellion

September 9, 1739 - 1740

A slave rebellion during the Revolutionary War in the colony of South Carolina. One of the earliest none rebellions in the United States.

French Indian War

1754 - 1763

A seven year war fought between British America and New France. The British won.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

Conflict between the British Americans and the Cherokee Native Americans. They were allies but betrayed each other during the French Indian War.

Regulator Movement

1760 - 1769

North Carolina and South Carolina were trying to restore law and local government. They were trying to bring criminals into justice.

Stamp Act


A direct taxe for the British colonies of America. It was a taxe on printed materials.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1783

A group of American patriots that led in the fight for freedom. They protected the colonists and were against the British Government.

Sugar Act

1766 - 1767

A revenue-raising act passed by the Parliment of Great Britain. They taxed sugar products.

Tea Act


The British Parliment taxed the British colonies of America on tea.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

I war between Great Britain and the 13 colonies. The 13 colonies were trying to gain independence from Great Britain.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


South Carolina considered themselves independent from British control.

Declaration of Independence


A document that regarded the 13 colonies of America to be independent states. This document said that we were now our own country.

Articles of Confederation


Agreement between the 13 founding states. Served as the first constitution.

Battle of Kings Mountain


A battle between the Patriots and the Loyalists in the Revolutionary War. The Patriots defeated the Loyalists.

Battle of Camden


British were fighting for control of South Carolina. The Americans were defeated terribly.

Battle of Cowpens


It was a battle between the British and the Americans. The Americans won, and it was a turing point in the war.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


A battle during The Revolutionary War. The British won and it was the last major battle in the the Carolina's.

3/5 Compromise


An agreement between the southern and northern states, that 3/5 of the slave population would be counted for representational purposes.

Commerce Compromise


Imports from other countries would be taxed but not exports.


1787 - 1789

The supreme law of the United States. It didn't go into affect until two years after it was adopted.

Great Compromise


A compromise between all of the states about the representation and power each state would have.

Cotton Gin


A system made to quickly and efficiently separate cotton from the seeds. Boosted the slave population.

Plantation System

1800 - 1860

A system of plantations where one plantation owner owned a number of individual unit plantations.

Cotton Trade


Cotton was a very valuable export during early America. It was called white gold.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

The British restricted the places that the United States could import and export goods. They only allowed the, to trade goods with Britain.

Ft Sumter


A sea fort located on the Charleston Harbor. It was used in the Civil War and a major battle took place there.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

War between the United States and the British Empire. The United States declared war because of the embargo act, British support of American Indians, and the impressment of the Royal Navy.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

An American soldier for the Union during the Civil War. Invented the battle strategy know as "total war."

Denmark Vesey Plot


A slave rebellion led my Denmark Vesey. One of the participants in the rebellion spilled the beans about the rebellion and they got caught. Most of them were killed.

Abolitionists Movement

1830 - 1879

A group of people fighting for the freedom of slaves and no segregation.

Nullification Contreversey

1832 - 1833

Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun were arguing over the state's power to nullify a national law.

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

An enslaved African American who became a ship captain and pilot. He freed himself and his family.

Total War


A battle strategy where people go through towns and destroys everything in their paths. It was introduced during the Civil War.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


America gained the Kansas and Nebraska territories.

Dred Scott Decision


A decision by the supreme court that said that slaves hafd non rights and were not considered American citizens.



People who withdraw themselves from their country and consider themselves an independant nation.

Election of 1860


Lincoln beat Stephen Douglas and became the president. This election was crucial in the fight against slavery.

Creation of the Confederate Sates of America


The creation of a separated group of state that seceded from the union because of the unions view of slavery.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

A war between the confederate sates and the union. The union was trying to gain independence and start a new country run with slavery.

Port Royal


The location of a famous naval battle during the civil war.

Lincoln's Asassination


Shot by an angry confederate after the end of the Civil War. He was shot while watching a play at a theater.