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Plantation System

1690 - 1865

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.

Slave Codes

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

Abolitionist Movement

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."

Constitution

1789 - 2013

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.

Cotten gin

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.

Cotton Trade

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.

Embargo Act

1807

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

William T. Sherman

1820 - 1891

was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author.

Nullification Controversy

1820 - 1828

The Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson created by South Carolina's 1832 Ordinance of Nullification.

kansas nebraska act

1854

kansas nebraska act is the act that created Kansas and Nebraska

Dred Scott Decision

1857

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

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.

Ft Sumter

1861

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.

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

Secessionist

1861 - 1865

Some one who lived in the confederate states

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").

Port Royal

1862 - 1866

Port Royal was the site of the Naval Battle of Port Royal during the Civil War. Later during the war,

Robert Smalls

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