The Ultimate Southern Colony
Region of the Colony
Founder and Reason for Finding
Population, People in South Carolina, and Economy
The slave population of South Carolina in 1776 was 83,526 slaves.
A typical person living in South Carolina during the colonial period would be a farmer. They would own many slaves because the slaves did the work and it didn't cost the farmer anything. They couldn't do the work without the slaves. The Economy depended on how good the crops did, especially rice.
The Yamasee War
Government of South Carolina
After the Revolutionary War, they elected their own government after the British stopped helping them.
South Carolina's Role in the American Revolution and Constitution
-They were the 8th state to ratify the Constitution. They said Article 6 should be changed from “no religious test” to “no other religious test.” They believed that you should take an oath under God, which would be a religious test, so they wanted it changed to “no other religious test.”
Primary Source from South Carolina
Articles of Agreement Between the Lords Proprietors
Fun Facts about South Carolina
-President Andrew Jackson is from the border of South Carolina and North Carolina.