Cotton gin


Moved seeds form cotton to help the slaves pick cotton faster

Eastern woodland Indians

1000 - 1400

These were the eastern American Indians who lived in the eastern part of the United States

San Miguel de Gualdape

1526 - 1527

Was the first European settlement on the U.S territory

13 English colonies

1607 - 1733

Where colonies controlled by the British. They were along the alantic coast and were self governed

Royal colony

1624 - 1700

a colony ruled or administered by officials appointed by and responsible to the reigning sovereign of the parent state.

Proprietary colony

1660 - 1690

When the British crown gave land to make a colony

Rice and indigo trade

1680 - 1800

Rice and indigo made South Carolina succesful because the slave system was made and because of the land was good for growing it

Triangle slave trade

1699 - 1900

Was a trade system between Africa, Europe, and the United States. Sold slaves,goods and Etc......

Yemasee war

1715 - 1717

Was a conflict between American Indians and British militia

Stono rebellion


Was the biggest slave revolt in British controlled colonies

French and Indian war

1754 - 1763

The French and the British were at war and the native Americans were joined by the French

Cherokkee war

1758 - 1761

The British was at war with the cherokkee tribes during the French and Indian war

Sugar act


The British put a tax on sugar, wine, and other important goods

Stamp act


The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.

Regulator movement

1765 - 1771

Regulator movement - designation for two groups, one in South Carolina, the other in North Carolina, that tried to effect governmental changes in the 1760s.

Sons of liberty


The Sons of Liberty was a group consisting of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies.

Denmark vesey plot

1767 - 1822

Was a slave revolt in the United States and was leaked out and the authorities arrested the leaders

Tea act


The Tea Act was when the British said American colonists could only buy tea from India

Revolutionary war

1775 - 1783

Was a war between the kingdom of great britain and the 13 colonies.

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.

Articles of confedarations

1777 - 1781

The Articles of Confederation, formally the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 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.[

South carolina constitution of 1776


Was a constitution for south caolina to help them organize their state

Battle of kings mountain


Was a battle between patriot millitia and loyalist millitia

Slave codes

1780 - 1864

We're laws for the slaves. Slaves were known as property not people and they got whipped or punished if they broke the codes

Battle of camden


Was major win for the brittish in the revolutionary war

Battle of eutaw springs


Was the last major battle in te carolinas

Battle of cowpens


Was the turning point for the american revolution because it was a major win for the americans

3/5 compromise


Each slave counted as a ratio of the population

Great compromise


Was a agreement between the small states and the big states that equalled the repretasation in the legislative structure

Commerce compromise


The Commerce Compromise was only one of many compromises achieved during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.


May 14, 1787

Was held in Philadelphia.. Was to revise the articles of confederations

Cotton trade

1800 - 1860

Was started in Mississippi. It was traded the west

Embargo act


Was a general embargo enacted against the French and British

War of 1812

1812 - 1815

Was a 32 month war between the US and England

William t Sherman

1820 - 1891

Was a union general in the civil war. He believed in total war and a lead a great march to end the civil war. He destroyed everything in his march.

Nullification controversy

1828 - 1832

Crisis during presidency of Andrew Jackson

Abotionilist movement

1830 - 1870

Movement to end slavery



: an economic system developing during the decay of feudalism to unify and increase the power and especially the monetary wealth of a nation by a strict governmental regulation of the entire national economy usually through policies designed to secure an accumulation of bullion, a favorable balance of trade, the development of agriculture and manufactures, and the establishment of foreign trading monopolies

Robert Smalls

1839 - 1915

Was a slave and he took over a ship and gave it to the north he was later a captain and fought many battles with the unio



One who joins a seven of they think that seceding was right

Kansas Nebraska act


Created new territories for Kansas and Nebraska and they repealed the Missouri compromise

Dred Scott decision


Said that slaves were citizens and could not sue the federal court

Plan station system


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

Election of 1860


Was the 19th election for the president Abraham Lincoln

Creation of the confederates states of America

1861 - 1865

Southern states made an agreement to secede from the United States because they taught that president Lincoln was gonna end slavery

Ft Sumter


Was the first battle for the civil war. The south tried to take over the fort. There were no casuties

Civil war

1861 - 1865

Was a war between the north and the south . The north wanted slavery to de terminated and the south wanted salves for there plantations. It ended in union victory. Had the most american casualties than any other war in war

Port royal


Was an amphibious attack in the civil war. The attack was lead by the u.s navy and the army

Total war


Tota war meant total destruction. William t Sherman believed that if he destroyed the south supplies to end the war

Lincoln's assassination


Pesident Abraham Lincoln was assinated durin a play by John Wilkes booth. He was shot in the head. John Wilkes booth was later found in a barn and was killed.