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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
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.