Eastern woodland indians

800 BC - 800 AD

The eastern woodland Indians were mad up of different tribes before the invasion of the Europeans.Some of the tribes that were included in the Eastern Woodlands Indians were the Iroquois Nation and the Algonquin, and later the Muskogean, the Illinois, the Cherokee, and Shawnee, those were just a few of them.

Port Royal


Port Royal was a city located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica. Founded in 1518, it was the centre of shipping commerce in the Caribbean Sea during the latter half of the 17th century.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement inside what is now United States territory, founded by Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón. Santo Domingo sent Francisco Gordillo northward to explore the continent.

Plantation System

1600 - 1699

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

Triangle slave trade

1607 - 1733

Slave Trade was a triangular trading system of slaves.The use of African slaves was fundamental to growing colonial cash crops

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

Thirteen Colonies were some of the colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1733 (Georgia) by a variety of interests from England and later Great Britain.

Royal Colony

1624 - 1776

A Royal colony was administered by a royal governor and council that was appointed by the British crown.


1651 - 1673

Mercantilism was a cause of frequent European wars in that time and motivated colonial expansion. Mercantilism theory varied in sophistication from one writer to another and evolved over time.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

proprietary colony was a colony in which usually land owners, remaining subject to their parent state's sanctions, retained rights that are today regarded as the privilege of the state, and in all cases eventually became so.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1700 - 1799

Rice was first grown in South Carolina about 1680 when Henry h.Woodward planted seed that a captain of a Madagascar ship gave to him and by the early 18th century, it became a major export crop of the Lower South.

Cotton Trade

1700 - 1799

Cotton was considered a luxury fiber in Western Europe and America until the 19th century when mass production made possible by the cotton gin, invented in the late 18th century, made cotton available to more consumers than ever before.

Slave Codes


The Virginia Slave Codes of 1705 were a series of laws enacted by the Colony of Virginia's House of Burgesses regulating activities related to interactions between slaves and U.S. citizens in the U.S. state of Virginia.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1733

The Yemassee had a good and friendly relationship with the south carolina settealer. The Yemassee controlled much of lower savannah

Stono rebellion

1739 - 1740

The Stono rebellion was also called Cato's Rebellion. It was a slave rebellion that began on September 9th 1739. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

It was fought between British America and New France. They were both being supported by military units from there parent countries.

sons of liberty

1760 - 1765

The sons of liberty were a pre-revolutionary secret organization that were opposed to British's rule over the thirteen colonies.
They existed in every colony and worked to undermine British power in the area.

Sugar Act

1764 - 1776

Sugar Act, also known as the American Revenue Act. The British place a three cent tax on three types of sugar that the Americans bought.

Regulator Movement

1765 - 1771

the Regulator movement was an organized by back country settlers to restore law and order.Right before battle James Hunter, who many considered the “general of the Regulators,” was asked to lead a band of nearly 2,000 men, some unarmed and many confused, against Governor William Tryon’s well organized militia force of nearly 1,000.

Stamp Act

1765 - 1766

The stamp act placed tax on any type of paper. Such as news paper, white paper, and documents. They placed taxes on mostly every thing because they were in debt from the french and Indian war.

Tea act

1773 - 1861

The Tea act was an act of Parliament of Great Britain. Its purpose was to reduce the price on tea.The British would over charge for tea.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

It started of as a war against Great Britain and the thirteen colonies,but then it grew. It started to be Great Britain and the newly formed united states.

Cherokee war

1776 - 1781

colonials first referred to these Cherokee as the "Chickamauga" and later called them "lower cherokee".Dragging Canoe was the leader in both phases of the conflict, the period was sometimes called "Dragging Canoe's War."

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


The British Parliament, claiming of late years a right to bind the North American colonies by law in all cases whatsoever.

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1781

The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution.

Declaration of Independence


Declaration of Independence was a statement that said that the states are to be free from Britain.

Battle of camden

1778 - 1780

The Battle of Camden was a very big victory for Britain. August 16,1780 British forces under General Charles, Lord Cornwallis routed the American forces of Major General Horatio Gates north of Camden, South Carolina, strengthening the British hold on the Carolin's following the capture of Charleston.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1779 - 1780

Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The actual battle took place on October 7, 1780

Battle of Cowpens

1780 - 1781

It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


last major engagement of the war in the Carolin's.Major General Nathanael Greene of the Continental Army began a campaign to end British control over the South Carolina back country. His first major objective was the capture of the British controlled village of Ninety Six

3/5 Compromise

1783 - 1787

Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states.It originated with a 1783 amendment, proposed to the Articles of Confederation.



The Federal Convention convened in the State House in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two states were at first present

Great Compromise


On May 29, 1787, Edmund Randolph of the Virginia delegation proposed the creation of a bicameral legislature.Membership in the lower house was to be allocated in proportion to state population, and candidates were to be nominated and elected by the people of each state.

Commerce Compromise


sharing of control over taxation and regulation of commerce between the states and the central government.

cotton gine

1793 - 1794

a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, a job that otherwise must be performed painstakingly by hand.

“Total War"

1800 - 1899

Total war played a major part in conflicts from the French Revolutionary Wars to World War II, but has been replaced in the modern era by cheaper, quicker and more effective policies including guerrilla warfare and the adoption of weapons of mass destruction.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1810

The U.S. merchant marine suffered from both the British and French, and Thomas Jefferson undertook to answer both nations with measures that by restricting neutral trade would show the importance of that trade.

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

A 32-month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire and their allies which resulted in no territorial change, but a resolution of many issues which remained from the American War of Independence.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

William Tecumseh Sherman gathered 100,000 troops for the invasion of Georgia and captured and burned Atlanta and began his devastating March to the Sea to capture Savannah, leaving a trail of near-total destruction.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1822 - 1829

was an African-Caribbean who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States. He was enslaved in the Caribbean before being brought to the United States and was probably of Coromantee background. After purchasing his freedom, he planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The goal of the abolitionist movement was the immediate emancipation of all slaves and the end of racial discrimination and segregation. Advocating for immediate emancipation distinguished abolitionists from more moderate anti-slavery advocates who argued for gradual emancipation, and from free-soil activists who sought to restrict slavery to existing areas and prevent its spread further west.

Nullification Controversy

1832 - 1833

Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification.

Dred Scott Decision

1846 - 1857

United States Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, declared that all blacks -- slaves as well as free -- were not and could never become citizens of the United States. The court also declared the 1820 Missouri Compromise unconstitutional, thus permitting slavery in all of the country's territories.

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - 1860

The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854 (10 Stat. 277) created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, opening new lands for settlement, and had the effect of repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820 by allowing settlers in those territories to determine through Popular Sovereignty whether they would allow slavery within each territory.

Election of 1860


The United States presidential election of 1860 was the 19th quadrennial presidential election. The election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860 and served as the immediate impetus for the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Ft Sumter

1861 - 1862

On April 12, 1861, General P.G.T. Beauregard, in command of the Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor, opened fire on the Union garrison holding Fort Sumter. At 2:30pm on April 13 Major Robert Anderson, garrison commander, surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day.

Creation of the Confederate States of America

1861 - 1863

The Confederate Constitution of seven state signatories—South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas—formed a "permanent federal government" in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1861. Four additional slave-holding states—Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina—declared their secession and joined the Confederacy following a call by U. S. President Abraham Lincoln for troops from each state to recapture Sumter and other lost federal properties in the South.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

The civil war was fought by the union and some of the southern states " the slave states".

Lincoln’s assassination

1864 - 1865

The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated

Robert Smalls

1870 - 1877

he was an enslaved African American who eventually became a sea captain and politician. He served in both the South Carolina House of Representatives and from 1870 to 1874 in the State Senate.


1991 - 1994

Mainstream political theory largely ignored theories of secession until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in the early 1990s through secession. Theories of secession address a fundamental problem of political philosophy: the legitimacy and moral basis of the state's authority, be it based on "God's will", consent of the people, the morality of goals, or usefulness to obtaining goals.