Political and economic developments underscored how the colonists in British North America had become uniquely American, prompting the development of a new nation. Drawing on their experience under British rule, the founding generation created a gover...

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Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage

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Thomas Sumter was determined to drive the British out from South Carolina. “The Fighting Gamecock” earned his moniker due to his tenacity in battle. A band of British assassins attempted to sneak into...
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage

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While the British tangled with Andrew Pickens in South Carolina’s upstate, Francis Marion’s patriots fought the British in the Pee Dee region. Marion was known as “The Swamp Fox” due to his effective...
Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell
Birth Of The Constitution | History in a Nutshell

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After the American Revolution, the new United States of America needed to form a permanent government of its own. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail, and how did the U.S. Constitution come to...
Bill Of Rights Bicentennial | 27:Fifty
Bill Of Rights Bicentennial | 27:Fifty

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The U.S. Constitution has become a model for developing governments around the world. Four signers of the Constitution were South Carolinians. Dr. Harry Lightsey, president of the College of...