Eastern Woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

Indians that lived in America before the Europeans came.


1400 - 1700

Mercantilism encouraged many wars in Europe. Mercantilism is government control of foreign trade is of importance for the military security of the country.

Triangle Slave Trade

1500 - 1800

It was slave trade between Europe, Africa, and Asia.

San Miguel de Gauldape

1526 - 1527

Was the first European settlement inside the United States.

Royal Colony

1600 - 1624

Ruled by a governor appointed by the monarchy

13 English Colonies

1607 - 1733

These were Colonies on the Atlantic Coast. The colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.

Stamp Act


The Stamp Act required a tax on certain products shipped from Great Britian.

Slave Codes

1630 - 1833

Laws in each US state which defined the status of slaves

Rice and Indigo Trade

1698 - 1730

Brought in lots of money. Could use the same labor force for both crops.

Abolitionist Movement

1700 - 1800

Was Made to end slavery in the United States, Europe, and Africa.

Yemassee war

1715 - 1717

Between British settlers and Native American tribes.

Stono Rebellion


Slave Rebellion on September 9th in South Carolina. Largest slave uprising in America.

French and Indian War

1754 - 1763

Fought between Great Britian and France (with Indians). Also Known as The Seven Years war.

Cherokee War

1758 - 1761

Fought between the british forces in North America and the Cherokee Indians.

Sugar act

1764 - 1766

an act granting certain duties in the colonys.

Sons of Liberty

1765 - 1766

Sons of liberty is a group of american patriots. the group was formed to protect the rights of colonist.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

North and South Carolina uprising were citizens took up arms against colonial officials.

Tea Act

1773 - 1861

an act to allow a drawback on the exportation of tea.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

war between Great Britian and the 13 colonies. the colonies wanted to become seperste from britian.

Articles of Confederation

1776 - 1777

an agreement among the 13 founding states that said the United States of America as a confederation

Constitution of south carolina


Governing Document of the u.s state of south carolina. Describes the function and structure of the goverement.

Declaration of Idependence


Stated that the 13 colonies were no longer part of britian.

Battle of Camden


Major Victory for Britian in the Revolutionary war.

Battle of Kings Mountain


was a desisive battle near present day kings mountain, north carolina.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


Last major battle in the carolinas.

Nullification Controversy

1787 - 1816

creating a national government with the authority to act on an individual


1787 - 1789

Supreme Law of USA

Great Compromise


Decided ow many delegate each state should have

Commerce Comprimise


The compromise said exports could never be taxed,congress could not ban slave trade until 1808,congress would control interstate and foreign trade.

3/5 Comprimise


A Comprimise between the northern states and the southern states. Where slaves could be counted as population. Each slave counted 3/5 of a person

Cotton gin


Machine that separates cotton from their seeds

Plantation System

1800 - 1900

is an economy which is based on agricultural mass production, usually of a few staple products grown on large farms

Proprietary Colony

1800 - 1900

A proprietary colony was a colony in which one land owner retained rights.

Cotton trade

1800 - 1900

Because of the cotton gin more people began to sell cotton

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

Was made in response of US neutrality, in which American merchant men and thier cargo were siezed

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

3 year conflict between the united states and britian. Resulted no territorial change.

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a general in the union army

Denmark vesey plot


Largest Slave Rebellion in the US

Fort Sumter

1829 - 1861

Was built following the war of 1812

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Enslaved African American who became a ship's pilot, sea captain, and politician during the civil war

Total War

1850 - 1950

Separate class of warfare. In a total war there is less differentiation between combatants and vivilians

Kansas-Nebraska Act


Created the territories of Kansas and nebraska

Dred Scott Decision


Dred Scott vs. Sanford aka the Dred Scott Desicion


1860 - 1861

The act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or political enitity.

Election of 1860


19th presidential election and was an outbreak for the civil war

Port royal


Fought Between savannah and charleston. Union victory

Civil War

1861 - 1865

War between Northern and Southern states of America

Creation of the Confederate States of Americar

1861 - 1865

Seven southern states, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgie, Louisiana, and texas

Lincoln's assassination


Lincoln was assassinated by J.W. Booth in a theatre 5 days after the civil war

Battle of Cowpens


Victory of continental army. it was a turning point.