The Eastern Woodland Indians were a group of Native American tribes that lived in the the northeastern part of the US.
A slave trade between Africa, Britan and the America's
A belief that colonies existed only for the benefit of the mother country.
First Spanish settlement north of Florida
Life was difficult in the early British colonies. Food was scarce and colonists survived off of only the bare necessities.
Colonies owned and controlled by the king of England.
Wealthy British citizen were given control of different parts of the British colonies.
Thanks to indentured servitude and slave labor large plantations were able to plant and harvest an astronomical amount of product. And they could also expand and grow even more product because they had such a large cheap workforce.
Rice and indigo were the two major cash crops of the southern colonies. These two crop were a big part of the southern economy.
A colonial war between the British and the French over their North American colonies. The native Americans sided with the French.
Series of laws passed in an attempt to prevent rebellious behavior by the slaves.
The yemasse Indian tribe attacked the English settlers of South Carolina with the help of the Cherokee. However the Cherokee soon betrayed the yemasse and helped the English settlers push the yemasse out of South Carolina.
A large slave uprising near the stono river
Members of the Cherokee Indian tribe snuck into a British settlement and burned it to the ground. This was the beginning of a lot of tensions between the British and the Indians.
Citizens of south Carolina wished to have equal benefits throughout the state. They set up their own system of courts and law enforcement in the upcountry since the Carolina general assembly wouldn't do it for them.
A tax enforced on the British colonies on all sugar and molasses products. It was an attempt by parliament to raise money.
And act passed by parliament requiring a stamp to be purchased for any paper document.
A group of Boston colonists who gathered together to protest British control.
A tax in the British colonies on all tea products. Tea was in very high demand in the colonies.
South Carolina declared itself independent of British control.
A document stating that the 13 English colonies wished to be to be free from British rule.
A war fought for the independence of the American colonies.
The opponent was the British.
More than half of the American troops who entered the battle were killed of wounded. With their victory the British were on the verge of taking control of South Carolina.
Turning point of the war in the south. Big win for the Americans.
After their defeat the British left South Carolina for good.
One of the bolo digest battles of the American revolution.
Imports from forgein countries were to be taxed but exports would not be taxed.
Compromise that resulted in a bicameral (two part) congress. In one branch representation was to be based on population (the house of representatives) and in the other each state was to have an equal amount of delegates (the senate).
A document stating the framework of the United states government.
The first constitution of the United States. Did not work well and was eventually replaced by the current U.S constitution.
A machine which removed seeds from raw cotton at a very fast rate. Cotton production in the south skyrocketed in the south thanks to this invention, and so did slavery.
From the invention of the cotton gin until about the end of the civil war the American South supplied most of the worlds cotton. This made them a very powerful in the Worldwide cotton trade.
a law passed by president Jefferson stopping all trade between america and any other country. the embargo act failed miserably.
Agreement between the north and south that 3/5 of slaves would be counted towards the official population.
A rematch of the revolutionary war between Great Britain and America. Great Britain attacked american soil and once again the Americans were able to defeat the British.
More than 9,000 slaves planned a massive slave revolt in Charleston SC. However the plan was never conducted because someone tattled about their scheme and all of the leaders were executed.
Congress passed a bill requiring high protective tariffs and South Carolinians objected to it. It's led to high tensions between South Carolina and the federal government.
Idea that slaves sould be freed immediately fought for equal rights and treatment for slaves.
This act allowed territories to decide for themselves whether or not they wished to have slavery. This concept was called popular sovereignty.
Decision by the U.S Supreme Court stating that african americans were not U.S citizens and were not protected under the constitution.
Abraham Lincoln was elected as president of the United States. His election into office was the last straw so to speak for the south and they seceded from the union shortly after.
A person who secedes advocates secession or claims secession as a constitutional right.
War between the northern states ( the union) and the southern states ( the confederacy) mainly over the issue of slavery. The union won the war eliminating slavery in the United States.
Southern forces fired on fort sumpter which was under union control. This conflict was the spark that started the civil war.
A major union victory early in the civil war.
Eleven southern states seceded from the union and formed a new country, the confederate states of America.
A free black man who helped many slaves escape by sailing his ship out of Charleston harbor an across union lines.
Strategy of war used by the union in which all of the enemies property is destroyed leaving them completely helpless. Therefore they are forced to surrender.
Union general William T. Sherman led a path of destruction through most of Georgia burning and destroying everything in his path. The goal was to leave the confederacy so crippled an helpless that they were forced to surrender.
Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes booth on April 14th 1865.