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Standard 8-7.3

8-7.3 Explain changing politics in South Carolina, including the role of Strom Thurmond, the shift from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, the increasing political participation of African Americans and women, and the passage of the Educatio...

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Type
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Voting Rights Act of 1965

Lesson

Students have studied the Fifteenth Amendment, which was supposed to have granted African-American male citizens the right to vote, as well as the Nineteenth Amendment which expanded voting rights to...

The Solid South Shifts
The Solid South Shifts

Lesson

Students will research and describe the events and historical figures that were integral to the Solid South’s shift from supporting the Democratic Party to supporting the Republican Party. Students...

Governor James Burrows Edwards | S.C. Hall of Fame
Governor James Burrows Edwards | S.C. Hall of Fame

Video

James Burrows Edwards was born in Hawthorne, Florida, and was an officer in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II. Edwards received a bachelor's degree in 1950 at the College of Charleston. He...