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Standard 8-4.1

8-4.1 Explain the importance of agriculture in antebellum South Carolina, including the plantation system and the impact of the cotton gin on all social classes.

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Denmark Vesey | Palmetto Heritage


The program begins with Vesey discussing the condition of slavery with an acquaintance who is a slave. Later, at a meeting, details of a plot are worked out with co-conspirators. Some are concerned...
Forces of Unity and Division
Forces of Unity and Division


Students will read letters written in history and see how they tell the story of the past and what society and the culture was like at the time. After learning more about sectionalism and the division...

The Antebellum Period | Conversations on SC History
Episode 11


Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. The Antebellum Period is discussed in three lessons: Prosperity in South Carolina System of Slavery Status Quo
Rice Cultivation


Paul then leaves to check on some trucks at one of his plantations. There he visits two slaves, Tricia and John Judah, who describe for him the functional operation of the Trunk System. This was...
Rice Cultivation | Palmetto Special


Three students take a field trip in "The Palmetto Special" as it travels from Columbia to Georgetown. After a brief stop at Poinsett State Park in Sumter County, the van arrives in Georgetown where...
William Gregg | S.C. Hall of Fame


William Gregg (1800-1867) was born in Charleston and was a leading advocate of Southern industrialization. He founded a successful cotton mill in Graniteville, South Carolina and brought the concept...
Joel Poinsett | S.C. Hall of Fame


Joel Roberts Poinsett wore many hats in his lifetime, but is mostly known for bringing the Poinsettia Christmas Flower to the United States. He has been labeled Diplomat, Botanist and Statesman.