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 Through the use of original digital artwork, period illustrations, historical documents, dramatic reenactments, and studio interviews, this program weaves a tapestry that tells the story of a true public servant whose contributions to the birth of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...
Charles Pinckney Bio | Forgotten Founder
Charles Pinckney Bio | Forgotten Founder

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Charles Pinckney is one of the oldest and most historically distinguished names in South Carolina. Having arrived in America in 1692 Thomas Pinckney (Charles Pinckney's great grandfather) was a...
Historical Figures | Forgotten Founder
Historical Figures | Forgotten Founder

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Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) A co-signer of the Constitution who served as South Carolinas 37th Governor, and as a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. Pinckney's role in the...
Charles Pinckney Timeline | Forgotten Founder
Charles Pinckney Timeline | Forgotten Founder

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1757 Born in Charleston, SC 1780 Captured during siege of Charleston 1781 Freed 1784-1786 Delegate to Federal Constitutional Congress 1788 Married to Mary Eleanor Laurens 1789-1791 Governor of South...
The Articles of Confederation | Forgotten Founder
The Articles of Confederation | Forgotten Founder

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After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15, 1777. This document served as the United States' first constitution...
The Bill of Rights | Forgotten Founder
The Bill of Rights | Forgotten Founder

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During the debates on the adoption of the Constitution, its opponents repeatedly charged that the Constitution as drafted would open the way to tyranny by the central government. Fresh in their minds...
The Constitution | Forgotten Founder
The Constitution | Forgotten Founder

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These images are public domain and higher resolution images are available at The Charter of Freedom - Archives.gov website. The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States...
The Pinckney Plan | Forgotten Founder
The Pinckney Plan | Forgotten Founder

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In 1808, when the record of the Constitutional Convention was being recorded by John Quincy Adams, he found the Pinckney Draught missing from all records. He wrote to Pinckney, who sent Adams what he...
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...