South Carolina Colony

Nathaly Cisneros

Geography and Climate in the South Carolina Colony

The climate in South Carolina is really warm. There's a lot of rainfall. A long growing season and it is a great area for agriculture. Some characteristics of this colony are, Coastal Plains; Rich, Fertile Soil. Southern Back Country; Hilly, thick forests. Natural Resources in South Carolina Colony were, furs, timber, and fish.

Rules, Laws, and Government South Carolina Colony

South Carolina separated from North Carolina in 1719 when it was named a royal colony. Most of the settlements were located in the southern part. Proprietary Colonies, were grants of land in the form of a charter, or a license to rule, for individuals or groups. They were used to settle areas rapidly with British subjects at the proprietors' expense during the costly settlement years. Also, they could be used by the Crown to repay a debt to, or bestow a favor upon, a highly placed person. Charters replaced the trading company as the dominant settlement device, beginning with Maryland's royal grant in 1632.

Migration in South Carolina Colony

Spanish explorers were the first Europeans to explore the coastal regions of present-day South Carolina. In 1521, Francisco Gordillo sailed to the Carolina coast from his base in Santo Domingo; no settlement was attempted, but several dozen Native Americans were enslaved.

Reasons for Migration in South Carolina Colony

About 80 percent of the settlers of colonial South Carolina were of English origin. Many of them came by way of Barbados and other colonies rather than directly from England. A group of Dutch settlers from New York came to South Carolina in 1671. Indian wars drove most of the native Americans from the state, but there are still a few Catawba Indians.

Reasons for Settlement in South Carolina Colony

The community's name of Charles Town honored the king, but was changed to Charleston at the end of the War for Independence.the colony was beginning to enjoy prosperity, especially in the coastal areas. Its economic base depended initially on the fur trade, which fostered generally good relations between the Carolinian settlers and the local Indian tribes.

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Leader's in South Carolina Colony

The Lords Proprietors were eight men who were selected by King Charles II, and rewarded, for their faithful support in his efforts to regain the throne of England. He granted the eight men, who were called Lords Proprietors or simply Proprietors, massive amounts of lands of the American colonies of South Carolina.
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South Carolina Colony Native American Relationship

Sadly, the Indian population in South Carolina and throughout the United States greatly declined after the arrival of Europeans. Tribes were weakened by European diseases, such as smallpox, for which they had no immunity. Epidemics killed vast numbers of Indians, reducing some tribes by as much as two-thirds. Populations declined even further due to conflicts with the settlers over trade practices and land.

Home Life in South Carolina

In South Carolina colony they would do farming and trading, some of the things that they would grow and trade were, indigo (a type of flower), rice, tobacco, cotton, cattle. In South Carolina when they went to schools girls would only go to school until they were in 6th grade, and boys would go into 8th grade, and some were even lucky enough to go to college. They wouldn't get homework because when they got home there was already work waiting for them.
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South Carolina Industry


South Carolina's colonial economy was based on trade and agriculture. The earliest settlers traded with Native Americans. After the British settled Charleston, its seaport became one of the busiest in North America. The flourishing shipping industry spurred the growth of global trade. Indigo was South Carolina's second most prosperous crop and was often grown in tandem with rice. It cost less to ship than rice and often produced greater profits. Colonials who settled in the interior, of South Carolina earned their living raising cattle and food crops.

Impact of Environment on Economy

The geography and climate on the South Carolina colony impact this colony because, it is not cold so they have a long growing season about 7-10 months of growing. Since they grow a lot of things they have farming and trading and get money to live out of.