The Palmetto State
Yamasee War - (1715-1717) conflict between British settlers of colonial South Carolina and the Native American Indians including the Yamasee, Cherokee, Catawba, Shawnee, Pee Dee and Chickasaw
Population and People
There was a large amount of Scots-Irish immigrants arriving from Pennsylvania and Virginia, Germans, and wealthy plantation owners of English and French descent. Many took loyalist positions.
Men were dominate, participating in church and government while women were expected to raise children and make the home.
Economy and Slaves
Post-Revolution: South Carolina ratified the federal Constitution in May, 1788, and replaced the royal charter with a state charter in 1790. Religious liberty was established and primogeniture was abolished, but property qualifications for voting and office holding was retained, ensuring planter control of the legislature.
South Carolina and the Constitution
This is the first part of the South Carolina Constitution (1776)
"Whereas the British Parliament, claiming of late years a right to bind the North American colonies by law in all cases whatsoever, have enacted statutes for raising a revenue in those colonies and disposing of such revenue as they thought proper, without the consent and against the will of the colonists. And whereas it appearing to them that (they not being represented in Parliament) such claim was altogether unconstitutional, and, if admitted, would at once reduce them from the rank of freemen to a state of the most abject slavery; the said colonies, therefore, severally remonstrated against the passing, and petitioned for the repeal, of those acts, but in vain, and whereas the said claim being persisted in..."