A plantation economy is an economy which is based on agricultural mass production, usually of a few staple products grown on large farms called plantations. Plantation economies rely on the export of cash crops as a source of income.
1712 - 1865
Slave codes were laws in each US state, which defined the status of slaves and the rights of masters. These codes gave slave-owners absolute power over the African slaves.
Denmark Vesey Plot
1767 - 1822
Denmark vesey was an African-Caribbean who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States
1783 - 1863
The Abolitionist movement in the United States of America was an effort to end slavery in a nation that valued personal freedom and believed "all men are created equal."
1789 - 2013
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.
1793 - 1865
In 1793, Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin made processing of short-staple cotton economically viable. Upcountry landowners began to increase their cultivation of cotton and import increased numbers of enslaved Africans and free blacks to raise and process the crops.
1793 - 1870
A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, a job that otherwise must be performed painstakingly by hand.
The Embargo Act of 1807 was an attempt by President Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Congress to punish Britain and France for interfering with American trade while the two major European powers were at war with each other.
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
The War of 1812 was a 32 month military conflict between the United States and the British Empire
1820 - 1828
The Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification.
William T. Sherman
1820 - 1891
was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author.
kansas nebraska act
kansas nebraska act is the act that created Kansas and Nebraska
Dred Scott Decision
Dred Scott Decision, was a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. It held that the federal government had no power to regulate slavery in the territories,
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.
1861 - 1865
a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 between the United States (the "Union" or the "North") and several Southern slave states that had declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America (the "Confederacy" or the "South").
1861 - 1865
Some one who lived in the confederate states
Creation of the Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
The Confederate States of America (CSA), also known as the Confederacy, was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by a number of Southern slave states
The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter In 1861, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1862 - 1866
Port Royal was the site of the Naval Battle of Port Royal during the Civil War. Later during the war,
1884 - 1887
Robert was born in 1839 into slavery in a cabin behind the house of his master Henry McKee on 511 Prince Street in Beaufort, South Carolina