'The Palmetto State'
Why South Carolina?
Founding of South Carolina
Carolina was a very large colony founded in 1663 and ruled by one person. Eventually it was realized that the colony was too large to be ruled by one person alone so the colony was spilt in half. South Carolina was founded in 1712 by Eight nobles who had a royal charter from Charles II. The reason for founding South Carolina was the need for space to grow rice, farm and trade. The capital city of South Carolina, Charleston, was home to a lot of Atlantic Ocean traffic due to its large surpluses.
Are there many conflicts?
What makes South Carolina different?
Type of Government?
Before the Revolutionary war South Carolina had a Royal Charter and after the Revolutionary war it was changed into a State Charter.
What role have they played in American history?
During the American Revolution the British did not take Charleston but the town of Charleston was eventually besieged in 1780. Due to the town being besieged the capital was changed to Columbia and the royal charter was replaced with a state charter in 1790. During the time of the American Constitution Charles Pickney was chosen to be a state delegate, he was the first to speak out at many meetings and became the governor of South Carolina in 1789.