Midterm Timeline


Eastern Woodland Indians

800 BC - 800 AD

Eastern Woodlands Indians was made up of several Indian tribes that lived on the East side of United States.


1500 - 1700

Mercantilism is economical doctrine in order to create a wealthy and powerful country.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

Also known as the "transatlantic slave trade." It was created to trade slaves from Africa, to Europe, to America.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

It was the first European settlement in South Carolina. It ended shortly due to famine, disease, and unrest in the black and American Indian populations.

Port Royal

1562 - 2013

The Town of Port Royal is located between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek in low country of South Carolina. There is a lot of history here

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1732

The British settlers in American founded 13 colonies, all along the Atlantic seaboard, from New Hampshire to Georgia.

Royal Colony

1624 - 1981

An Empire of English, or later known, British empire. it was ruled by a governor appointed by the Monarch.

Slave Codes

1640 - 1860

After several slave revolts, US thought they thought they should make strict laws for slaves.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

A group of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland.

Total War

1700 - 1800

A war strategy in which an army destroys everything in their path. William T Sherman used this technique.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1700 - 1730

Rice trade grew to other countries considered the had a well established slave system.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

It was a war between British Colonists and many native American tribes. They killed hundreds of colonists and destroyed many settlements.

Plantation System

1730 - 2013

The division of the land into smaller units under private ownership became known as the plantation system. Many plantations grew tobacco, rice, etc.

Stono rebellion

09/09/1739 - 1740

Stono Rebellion was a slave rebellion that commenced on September 7th, 1739 in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Many countries involved and was also known for the Seven Years War. Involving many indian groups.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

The war was a conflict between British in North America and Cherokee Indian tribes during the French and Indian War. In November 1761, the Cherokee signed a peace treaty with Virginia.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1766

The Sugar Act was British Parliament repealing sugar goods. They added tax to it, so many people couldn't afford it.

Regulation Movement

1765 - 1771

Also known as the War of the Regulation, it was an uprising between the North and South Carolina in which citizens fired at colonial officials.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1775

British Parliament went against printed materials and in order to buy them, they needed to be stamped.. Printed materials considered legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1776

A group formed by American patriots. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists.

Denmark Vesey

1767 - 1822

An African American slave that planned the biggest slave revolt.

Tea Act

May 10, 1773 - 1861

It was made to stop the huge amount of tea created.

American Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The Revolutionary War was known as the American War of Independence. It gradually started a world war.

Declaration of Independence

1776 - 1777

It was a document that said that the 13 colonies are independent and no longer apart of British.

Articles of Confederation

1777 - 1781

It was ratified in 1781. The 13 founding Colonies agreed on a constitution that stated law and ruled, basically.

Battle of Kings Mountian

1780 - 1781

In South Carolina, fought between Loyalists and Patriots.

Battle of Cadmen

8/16/1780 - 8/17/1780

It was a victory for the British during the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of cowpens


South Carolina on the border with North Carolina, United States of America. Fought between British and America. Winners were the Americans.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1783

During the American Revolution fought between British and Americans

3/5 Compromise

1786 - 1787

It was a compromise between northern and southern states in order to decide if slaves should be counted as a vote for taxes or elections.

Commerce Compromise

1787 - 1788

An agreement during the Constitutional Convention of 1787 protecting slaveholders interests by forbidden Congress to tax.


1787 - 1788

A document that states the supreme laws of the Untied States.

Great Compromise

1787 - 1800

Many delegates had different views so they tried to make it easier to agree on things.

Cotton Trade

1793 - 1794

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in and ball. You can use cotton to make cloths and other materials.

Cotton Gin

1794 - 1865

The cotton gin is a machine that quickly seperated cotton from the seeds. It was created by Eli Whitney.

Plantation System

1800 - 1820

The division of the land into smaller units under private ownership became known as the plantation system.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1808

Us Congress restricting shipping from places and to places. Jefferson thought if they stopped shipping from and to places that they would be cut off from war.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

conflict between the United States and the British Empire. British wanted US to restrict shipping and such. The Treaty of Ghent ended the war on February 17, 1815.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

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

Nullification Controversy

1828 - 1834

In 1828, Congress passed a high protective tariff that infuriated the southern states because they felt it only benefited the industrialized north.

Abolinistist Movement

1830 - 1870

Wanting to end slavery and any discriminational acts such as slavery. The abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

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

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1855

Territories were created, Kansas and Nebraska and it opened up land and opportunities for people.

Dred Scott Decision

1856 - 1857

US decided thatgovernment had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent (both slave and free) were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.


1860 - 1861

An act of withdrawing from an organization or party.

Election of 1860

1860 - 1861

Te presidential election between Abraham Lincoln and John Breckinridge. Abraham won.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1865

CSA was a government set up for southern slave states.

Fort Sumter

1861 - 2013

Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired

Civil War

1861 - 1865

American Civil War s the bloodiest conflict in US history. In consists of many battles.

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

7/14/1865 - 7/15/1865

It took place on a Good Friday. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated. John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.