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Standard 8-4.3

8-4.3 Analyze key issues that led to South Carolina’s secession from the Union, including the nullification controversy and John C. Calhoun, the extension of slavery and the compromises over westward expansion, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred S...

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Charleston Forts, Part 2
Episode 2


The story of the three forts continues with this segment on Fort Johnson and Fort Sumter.
Secession, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage


Back in South Carolina in December 1860 for a short Christmas break, Allen finds the Secession convention in session at the First Baptist Church in Columbia. He then accompanies his father, who is a...
John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Heritage


It is the summer of 1829 and Vice-President Calhoun is spending the Congressional recess at his home near Pendleton, South Carolina. His youngest daughter, Cornelia is helping her father with his...
Brooks-Sumner Affair | Palmetto Heritage


In 1857 during the heated debate on Kansas in the Senate, Charles Sumner delivered a two-day speech entitled "The Crime Against Kansas," which contained an insulting denunciation of Senator Andrew...
Crisis of 1850 (Secession)
Crisis of 1850 (Secession)


As sectionalism arose from racial/societal tension many events occurred that led to South Carolina’s secession from the Union. Students will create an interactive timeline of the Road to Civil War.

John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Special


"The Palmetto Special" goes to John C. Calhoun's old homeplace, Fort Hill on the Clemson campus. Four students, who also appear in the dramatic portion, tour the mansion and grounds. The conclusion of...
Southern Discontent | Conversations on SC History
Episode 12


Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses the key issues in SC History. Southern Discontent is discussed in three lessons: Differences in Views Sectional Differences Events Leading to...