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Port Royal

1655 - 1660

Port Royal was a city located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica.Port Royal was once home to privateers employed to nip at superpower Habsburg Spain's empire when smaller European powers dared not directly make war on Spain.

Slave Codes

1664 - 1676

Slave owners did anything that they could to keep slaves from running away. They did not want the slaves to do or learn anything that might help them. One way the owners did this was with laws called slave codes.

Rice and Indigo Trade

1680 - 1698

Rice was grown successfully in South Carolina as early as 1680. By the early 18th century, with the slave system established on a large scale, rice became a major export crop of the region.

Yemassee War

1715 - 1717

The Yamasee War was a conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina

Stamp Act

1764 - 1765

parliaments first direct tax on american colonies. the passed in 1764 was enacted to raise money for britian. their taxes was newspapers, dice, pamphelts, playing cards, broad sides.

sugar act

1764 - 1765

parliament desiring revenue from its north american colonies. then the first law aimed at raising colonial money for the crown. the act increased duties on non-british goods shipped to the colonials.

Cotton Gin

1765 - 1825

In 1794, U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitneypatented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. By the mid-19th century, cotton had become America's leading export.

Cotton Trade

1765 - 1825

In 1794, U.S.-born inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton by greatly speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber.

Denmark Vesey Plot

1767 - 1822

the battle cry of the first black regiment formed to fight in the Civil War. The war achieved what Vesey had so desperately striven for — the abolition of slavery. He had planned his own war of liberation in 1822, but his plans were revealed before the uprising could take place. Denmark Vesey has not been one of the well-remembered heroes in the fight to end U.S. slavery.

Tea Act

1773 - 1774

reducind the tax on important british tea, this act gave british merchants an unfair advantage in selling their tea in america.many citizens wanted the tea sent back to england without the payment..

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

The first man shot in the Boston Massacre was a black man named Crispus Attucks.About 5,000 African American men and boys fought in the war.

Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

the revolutionary war in the united states began as a war between the kingdom of great britian and the thirteen colonies. but gradually grew into a world war between britian on one side and the newly formed united states.

Declaration of Independence

1776

the continental congress approved the final wording of the declaration of independence on july 4, 1776. july 4, 1776 became the date for declaration of independence and the fancy handwritten was copy in august.

Battle of Cowpens

1781

battle of cowpens took place south carolina on the boarder with north america, united states of america. The Americans had around 1,000 men and the British around 1,100. The British wore red coats and headgear of bearskin caps, leather caps or tricorne hats depending on whether the troops were grenadiers, light infantry or battalion company men.

Constitution

1786 - 1787

articles of confederation during the winter of 1786-1787. inflation of money get out of hand, riots erupt in vermont and new hampshire . Constitutional Convention BeginsThe Constitutional Convention of 1787 begins meeting at the State House in Philadelphia—the same building where the Constitutional Congress adopted and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Embargo Act

1807 - 1809

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.The embargo was repealed by Congress early in 1809, just days before the end of Jefferson's presidency. The newer law was no more successful than the Embargo Act had been.

War of 1812

1812 - 1813

The Senate, by a vote of 19-13, passes the declaration of war against Great Britain requested by President James Madison. Two weeks earlier, the House of Representatives passed a similar war measure by a vote of 79-49.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

the war began when confederate warships bombarded union soliders at fort sumter on april 12,1861. also the war ended in spring 1865. robert e. lee surrendered the last major conferderate army to ulysses s. grant at appomattox court house on april 9,1865. the last battle was fought at palmito ranch, texas march 13,1865.

Robert Smalls

1882 - 1883

robert smalls was enslaved african american. during the american civil war they became ship pilots, sea captin. He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery on May 13, 1862, by commandeering a Confederate transport ship.

Royal Colony

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A Royal colony was ruled or administered by officials responsible to and appointed by the reigning sovereign of Great Britain.A Royal colony was administered by a royal governor and council that was appointed by the British crown.