South Carolina

By: Robin Peacock

South Carolina

Have you gone on vacation to state another like South Carolina or North Carolina? Well I will be writing about South Carolina. In my report you will see history. I hope you enjoy my report. Thank you and enjoy.

South Carolina

Frist, South Carolina had Native American tribes before the Europeans. The two largest tribes were the Catawba and the Cherokee. The Cherokee lived in the western part of the state near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Catawba lived in the northern part of the state near the city of Rock Hill. But when the first European to arrive to South Carolina was a Spanish explorer Francisco Gordillo in 1521, he captured a number of Native Americans and just left. Then Spanish returned in 1526 to the land of hopes of finding gold. However , the settlement didn't survive and the people left. Then the French arrived and they built a settlement on a island called Paris island. But it failed and they returned home.

South Carolina

Secondly, in 1607 , the British built the settlement of Jamestown in Virginia. The land south of Virginia was called Carolina. The permanent British settlement in South Carolina was found in 1670. It would later become they city of Charleston. Settlers were soon moving into the region to grow crops on a large plantations. In order to work the plantations they brought in slaves from Africa. Two of the main crops were rice and Indigo. Indigo was used to make blue dye. But as the region grew South Carolina wanted to have their own government from North Carolina. They got there own government in 1710 and were officially made a British colony in 1729. When the American Revolution began, South Carolina joined with the American colonies in declaring their independence from the Britain. A lot of fighting took place in South Carolina including major battles at King's Mountain and Cowpens that helped to turn the tide of the war. There were more battles and fights Carolina than any other state during the war.

South Carolina

Lastly, after the Revolutionary War, South Carolina became the eighth state to join the United States on May 23,1788. The Frist capital was Charleston, but the capital was moved Columbia in 1790 in order to be located near the center of the state. With the invention of the cotton gin 1793, many of the plantations began growing cotton. The state became very wealthy off of cotton. Plantation owners brought in slaves to work the fields . By the middle of the 1800s, there were over 400,000 slaves living in South Carolina.

South Carolina


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