Eastern woodland Indians

800 bc - 800 ad

They depended on natural resource to live. Their clothing, weapons and food came from the forest around them.


1400 - 1799

An economic system that dominated the European trading sessions. It happened through 16th and 18th century

Triangle Slave Trade

1450 - 1750

This was a trade between the United States, Europe, and Africa. The united sates got many slaves and they also traded with Europe.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 ad - 1527 ad

First European settlement in what is now United States territory. It only lasted 3 months of winter then it was abandoned.

13 English Colonies

1607 ad - 1776 ad

Settlers from Europe came and settled for land and wealth. The newcomers were governed by European countries who over powered the Americans.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

a colony given to a proprietor to govern. It took place in the 17th century.

Cotton trade

1700 - 1900

This took place when trading around the world. This is traded for other goods.

Slave codes

1705 - 1848

This happened to slaves would not revolt. These were stricter punishments for slaves.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

this was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina. British and yemassee's did not get along.

Plantation system

1730 - 1758

Many family farms are larger in area and often in value of product than some plantations. Cotten was a big crop in the plantations.

Royal colony

1732 - 1752

A colony administered by a royal governor. having a representative assembly elected by the people

Stono Rebellion

1739 - 09/09/1739

There were 250 rebellions in the stono rebellion. A strong militia found them and started killing them but some rebels escaped the attack but most were killed.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

A series of war between the british and the french. These wars started in the 1600's.

Rice and indigo trade

1763 - 1783

Indigo was a big crop that was often traded. Rice also was a big crop and interfered with slavery.

Sugar act


It raised taxas on indigo, and certain kinds of wine. It banned importation of rum and French wines

Stamp act

1765 - 1766

imposed a direct tax by the British Parliament specifically on the colonies of British America. The Stamp Act met great resistance in the colonies.

Cotton Gin

1765 - 1825

A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds. Much more cotten was produced.

Sons of liberty

1765 - 1773

The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the taxes by the British government. The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies.

Tea act

1767 - 1770

The price of tea raised. This caused there to be a boston tea party were people threw tea in the ocean.

Regulator movement


It was to restore law and order. It also took place in south carolina.

Battle of camden

1775 - 1783

The Battle of Camden was a major victory for the British. The rout was an humiliating defeat for the americans.

Cherokee war

1776 - 1781

It was the indians vs the british. They also betrayed each other.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


South Carolina approves a new government and constitution. John retludge becomes president.

Declaration of independance


Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It announced that the thirteen colonies were a free country but the went to war with the british and the americans won.

Articles of confederation

1776 - 1781

As the war is over the new 13 states agree on the first constitutional statement. It included the relative powers of each and every state.

Battle of kings mountain


The loyalist force was annihilated. they were attacked by all sides and they surrendered there.

Revolutionary War

1781 - 1783

nearly about 5,000 African American men and boys fought in the war. The main result was an American victory and European recognition of the independence of the United States, with mixed results for the other powers.

Battle of cowpens


On October 14, 1780, George Washington chose Nathanael Greene to be commander of the Southern Department of the Continental forces. It was the turning point of the war between the americans and british. The americans won.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


In early 1781 Major General Nathanael Greene of the Continental Army began a campaign to end British control over the South Carolina backcountry. It was the last major engagement of the war in the Carolinas.

Great compromise

1787 - 1800

The great compromise was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. This defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution



It was to to address problems in governing the United States of America. These were operated by the articles of confederation.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1789

James wilson and roger sherman agreed that 3/5 of the slaves should counted in the electoral college. It would also include the amount of taxas.

Embargo act


The Embargo Act of 1807 was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars. The british didnt let shipments go to places to there were no more.

War of 1812

1812 - 1814

Interference in American trade, and hence with American independence. The War of 1812 was a conflict between England and the US

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

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

Denmark vessy plot


The plot called for Vesey and his group of slaves and free blacks to execute their owners. They wanted to become free.

Abloshinist movement

1830 - 1870

Famous abloishinists like harriet beacher stowe helped to say slavery was wrong. She wrote a book about slavery called uncle toms cabin which was a very famous book.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

President Andrew Jackson against South Carolina senator John Calhoun. They had different thoughts.

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


It allowed the people who lived in kansas and nebraska to vote whether or not they wanted to allow slavery there. Slavery won the election, but people got mad and said that it was a fraud.

Dred Scott Decision


It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories, and that people of African descent were not protected by the Constitution and were not U.S. citizens.

Creation of the Confederate States of America


This happened after Abraham lincoln became president. Creation of the Confederate States of America was the south.


1860 - 1861

withdrawal of 11 Southern states from the Union in 1860-1861

Election of 1860


Abraham lincoln won. The south broke away from the north.

Port Royal

1861 - 1865

It is in south carolina. There is a fort there the civil war was also fought there.

Civil war

1861 - 1865

This was a war between the south and the north. It was to abloish slavery or not. The north (union) won.

Fort sumter

1861 - 1865

It was a southern fort. It is in south carolina. A battle took place there.

"Total War"

1861 - 1865

It was a type of way the war was fought.

Lincolns assassination


He was shot and killed. He was killed after the civil war ended.

Commerce Compromise

1877 - 1878

This occured after the presidential election of 1876. When Congress formed the Electoral Commission to resolve disputed Democratic elctoral votes from the southern states.