Forgotten Founder

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Forgotten Founder is a historical visualization of the biography of Charles Pinckney, whose life serves as the basis for much of where and how we live today. Through the use of original digital artwork, period illustrations, historical documents, dramatic reenactments, and studio interviews, this program weaves a tapestry that tells the story of a true public servant whose contributions to the birth of our nation and state are matched by no other historical figure. Produced, directed and edited by Sanford Adams.

Funded in part by the Friends of Historic Snee Farm and Humanities Council SC.

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Forgotten Founder - Teacher Resources
Forgotten Founder - Teacher Resources

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Forgotten Founder is a historical visualization of the biography of Charles Pinckney, whose life serves as the basis for much of where and how we live today. Through the use of original digital...
Forgotten Founder, Part 2 - Siege at Savannah
Forgotten Founder, Part 2 - Siege at Savannah

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Forgotten Founder, Part 2 of 8 At age 21, Charles Pinckney was a lawyer, a State Representative and a Lieutenant in the S.C. Militia. His first exposure to war was at the siege of Savannah. The siege...
Forgotten Founder, Part 3  - The Pinckney Draft
Forgotten Founder, Part 3 - The Pinckney Draft

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Forgotten Founder, Part 3 of 8 In 1787, Philadelphia had a population of about 30 thousand people. It had paved streets, gas lamps, a fire company, a public library, a university, and was a model of...
Forgotten Founder, Part 4 - Branches of Government
Forgotten Founder, Part 4 - Branches of Government

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Forgotten Founder, Part 4 of 8 Pinckney's plan consisted of three branches of government--a Legislative Branch, a Judicial Branch, and an Administrative Branch, consisting of a single-member executive...
Forgotten Founder, Part 5 - Governor Pinckney
Forgotten Founder, Part 5 - Governor Pinckney

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Forgotten Founder, Part 5 of 8 Four months have passed, and they are exhausted. One by one, the roll of states is called. Each one signs, one by one. When the Convention ended on September 17, 1787...
Forgotten Founder, Part 6 - Family Rifts
Forgotten Founder, Part 6 - Family Rifts

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Forgotten Founder, Part 6 of 8 In 1794, shortly before Pinckney was elected to a third term as governor, his wife, Mary Laurens Pinckney, gave birth to a son, Henry Laurens Pinckney. After serving two...
Forgotten Founder, Part 7 - Creating Balance
Forgotten Founder, Part 7 - Creating Balance

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Forgotten Founder, Part 7 of 8 John Quincy Adams requested the Pinckney Plan from Charles Pinckney, but Pinckney said he didn't have it. He provided the Plan to John Quincy Adams, as best he...
Forgotten Founder, Part 8 - Conclusion
Forgotten Founder, Part 8 - Conclusion

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Forgotten Founder, Part 8 of 8 When Charles Pinckney left office in 1823, he had devoted 42 years to public service. The following year, he passed away, and is buried in St. Philip's Episcopal...
The Virginia Plan | Forgotten Founder
The Virginia Plan | Forgotten Founder

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Drafted by James Madison, and presented by Edmund Randolph to the Constitutional Convention on May 29, 1787, the Virginia Plan proposed a strong central government composed of three branches...