Eastern woodland Indians

800 BC - 800 AD

The Eastern Woodland Indians Lived east of the Plains. Their food, shelter, clothing, weapons came from the forests all around them. They lived in villages near a lakes and rivers.

Triangle slave trade

1500 - 1800

Triangle trade was the trade that went from North America sending raw materials to Europe then Europe sending Manufactured goods to Africa and then Africa sending slaves to America.


1500 - 1800

It was from the early 16th to the late 18th century. Mercantilism was a cause of frequent European war in that time.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in United States territory. Spaniard Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón found it in 1526. It was to last only three months of winter before being abandoned in early 1527.

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

The colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts , Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Each colony developed its own system of self-government.

Proprietary Colony

1660 - 1690

Before this time most of the colonies had been financed.One result of the proprietary movement was the diversification of settler.

Royal colony

1679 - 1790

A Royal Colony or ’Crown Colony" was a colony that was ruled by a governor chosen by the Monarch.

Rice & indigo trade

1680 - 1740

rice became a major export crop of the region.The best land for rice is a wet.

slave code


Codes given to slaves and their master. Were to tell which slave belonged where, and to show that master had full ownership of them

Yamasee War

1715 - 1717

a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and various Native American Indian tribes.Power of the Yamasee was broken.

Sons of liberty


The sons of liberty were a group of patriots that fought for independence.

Stono rebellion

1739 - 1740

It was a slave rebellion. It was the fastest uprising slave rebellion.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

North American war between France & Great Britain. The war ended with the treaty of pairs.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

Cherokee war was the conflict between the British and Cherokee tribes

Plantation System


Plantations dominated southern agriculture. This lasted till the beginning of the Civil War.

Sugar act


The British Parliment raised taxes on sugar. it made most colonies who grew sugar go out of business.

Stamp act


The stamp act was the act of taxing things such as legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of papers.

Regulator Movement

1767 - 1771

They made a court system. To bring justice and get criminals of the streets.

Tea act


Act that gave Americans no right to buy tea unless it came for a specific company.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The revolutionary war was a war fought for american independence against the British

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


South Carolina Constitution of 1776 was you need to have a significant amount of property to vote, and even more to be a politician.

The declaration of independence

1776 - 1777

The declaration of independence was a document that allowed us to be free from Great Britain.

Articles of Confederation

1777 - 1778

The Articles of Confederation was a document that basically was a document that supported a much stronger national government but gave less power to the people and then eventually got ratified.

Battle of Camden

1780 - 1781

The battle of Camden was a very important battle because it was a very big victory for the British.

Battle of Kings Mountain

1780 - 1781

The battle of kings mountain was won by the patriots because they heard that the British were coming so they managed to push them of the hill and go back to their camps.

Battle of Cowpens

1781 - 1782

The battle of Cowpens was a very big victory for the patriots against the British with 1,000 people dead on their side.

Battle of Eutaw Springs

1781 - 1782

Battle of Eutaw Springs was a very important battle because it was mostly the turning point of the war in the Carolinas.

Commerce Compromise


Commerce Compromise is when the Constitution allows the federal government to tax imports but not exports.

3/5 Compromise

1787 - 1865

The 3/5 Compromise only counted slaves as 3/5 a person in order.

The great compromise

1787 - 1788

The great compromise was a compromise that proposed having a bicameral legislature which became the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The constitution


The constitution of the united states of america pretty much states all of the laws and created what our government is today.

cotton trade


The slaves and owners would take the picked cotton to the market. The could trade it for many other supllies, and money.

Cotton Gin


The cotton gin was created by Eli Whitney which it made picking the seeds off cotton much much easier.

Embargo Act


The Embargo act was that you were not allowed to ship cargo out of country which definitely brought down the income of money.

War of 1812


The war of 1812 was a war fought between the British and the Americans. America declared war on Great Britain because of Britain’s harassment of their shipping and they wanted to control territory in Canada.

The Denmark Vesey plot


The Denmark Vesey plot was an idea to start a slave uprising lead by Denmark Vesey after he became a free man. But the plot leaked out to authority’s and he was arrested.

Nullification Controversy


A tariff created to help increase the price of cloth. Making newly cotton prices lower, and the south losing money and the north gaining money.

Abolitionist Movement

1830 - 1870

The Abolitionist Movement was basically the movemne of ending slavery.

Election of 1850


Abraham Lincoln was elected. Southern states angered, because they might lose their slaves or their rights over their slaves.

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. Purpose was to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1850 and let the settlers choose whether they would like slavery or not.

dread scott Decision


It was illegal for the federal government decide whether slavery was legal or not in some states. It was also to address that African Americans could not be citizens

fort sumter


The battle that started the American Civil War. A big station of the war, and is still visited today.

port royal


A battle fought from water to land. North won – Port Royal captured.



People who agreed with the secession of the south and north.

civil war

1861 - 1865

The war was fought between the North and South and they had seceded. Bloodiest war. North won, south regoined nation and slavery was abolished.

William T. Sherman

1861 - 1865

A general in the Civil War. Took on “total war” against the Confederate States.

Creation of the confederate states of america

1861 - 1865

Southern states seceded from the Union. Didn’t like Lincoln, or his decisions about slavery. Eventually came back as one nation again.

Robert smalls


A slave who freed himself, his family, his friends and their families. As a ship captain, he took a confederate ship and sailed across the confederate blockade into freedom.

total war


A war tactic created by William T. Sherman. To tell the confederate states how long the war would last, to bore them and make them lose interest to shorten the war.

Lincoln's Assassination


Happened 5 days after the south had surrendered to the north. Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth, a southerner in a theater during a play.