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Eastern woodland indians

800 BC - 800 AD

The Eastern woodland indians were native Americans that inhabited the eastern part of the United States. This tribe was like any other tribe, built homes out of clay and wood, hunted and farmed for food.

Triangle slave trade

1450 - 1750

Was part of the triangle trade, trading slaves form Africa to the colonies.


1500 - 1800

Helped prevent hoarding in the trading circle.

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

San Miguel de Gualdape was the first European settlement in American territory. It lasted 3 months in winter before being abandoned in 1527

The thirteen colonies

1607 - 1733

The 13 colonies was the first settlement in the new world. Lasted 126 years until becoming the united states

Royal colony

1624 - 1700

A colony ruled or administrated by the parent state.

Proprietary Colony

1625 - 1830

This type of colonial government, based on the County Palatine and resembling feudal grants of fiefs in exchange for service more than the modern concept of state sovereignty, was used by England’s colonization along the Atlantic coasts of North America and the Caribbean

Rice and indigo trade

1680 - 1750

Rice and indigo traded with other traders.

Yemassee war

1715 - 1717

A conflict between British settlers of colonial south carrolina and various Native American tribes. The natives killed hundreds of settlers and destroyed many settlements when the colonists sided with the Cherokee and made peace.

Stono rebellion

1739 - 1740

A slave rebellion against the British in a South Carolinia colonie.

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

A war between British America and france were the British warded against the Indians and French. Also know as the seven years war.

Cherokee war

1758 - 1761

A conflict between British forces in North America and the Cherokee.

Sugar act

1764 - 1766

An act for encouraging the trading of sugar in the colonies.

Sons of liberty

1764 - 1771

was a North and South Carolina uprising where citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

stamp act

1765 - 1766

imposed a direct tax by the British specifically on the colonies of British America, and it required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

Also known as the war of regulation, was a north and South Carolinia uprising in which citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials.

Tea act

1773 - 1778

This caused the Boston tea party. It also caused a monopoly that was unfair to American tea merchants.

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

The Revolutionary War was the war that the 13 colonies gained freedom from Great Britain.

South Carolina Constitution of 1776


In 1776 the constitution of South Carolina approved a new government.

Articles of Confederation


This was the first set of laws for the new government in the 13 colonies.

Declaration of Independence


It was ratified July 4, 1776. It was declared independence from Britain.

Battle of Camden


The British won this battle and it was a major victory for them in the Revolutionary War. It was fought in Camden South Carolina.

Battle of kings mountain


The patriots won and the loyalists were annihilated. This was a very important battle for the patriots in winning the Revolutionary War.

Battle of Eutaw Springs


This was a bloody battle fought in South Carolina. It was the last major battle fought in the Revolutionary War.

Battle of Cowpens


This battle was a turning point in the war for the Patriots in the Revolutionary War.



The constitution of the United States was created to replace the articles of confederation. Since the articles of confederation weren’t working they decided to revise them and make the constitution.

Commerce compromise


commerce putting a tax on all imported goods but not exported goods.

3/5 compromise


was when slaves were only counted as three fifths a person because they didn’t want the southern states to have more representation.

Great comprimise


The great compromise was an agreement between large and small states on the amount of representatives.

Cotton Gin


Eli Whitney created the cotton gin in 1793 to make the production of cotton easier for the slaves. It automated the separation of the cottonseed from the cotton.

Embargo act


the embargo act was a ban put on British ships. United States was not allowed to trade with foreign countries.

Denmark Vesey Plot


a plot to start a large slave rebellion and free many slaves

Abolisionist movement

1830 - 1870

The abolisionist movement was an attempt to stop racial segregation. It also tried to put an end to slavery. This helped lead into the civil war.

Nullification controversy

1832 - 1833

The nullification controversy was a disagreement between the president Andrew Jackson and South Carolinas senator John Calhoun.