New Nation and State

1781-1790. Independence from Great Britain created the need for a new national and state government. In this section, learn about the South Carolina leaders who participated in the creation of the United States Constitution. 
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We Have A Story To Tell, Part 1 | Carolina Stories
We Have A Story To Tell, Part 1 | Carolina Stories

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Produced by Mark Adams, this Carolina Stories documentary tells the story of the South Carolina Army National Guard, from its founding in 1670, to present day. The Guard’s history is long and rich...
Vardry McBee | Let's Go!
Vardry McBee | Let's Go!

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When Vardry McBee arrived in 1815 from North Carolina, he saw Greenville's potential. He liked it because of the good land and good climate the Upcountry had to offer. So, he saw it as a good...
Forgotten Founder, Part 8 - Conclusion
Forgotten Founder, Part 8 - Conclusion

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Forgotten Founder, Part 8 of 8 When Charles Pinckney left office in 1823, he had devoted 42 years to public service. The following year, he passed away, and is buried in St. Philip's Episcopal...
Forgotten Founder, Part 7 - Creating Balance
Forgotten Founder, Part 7 - Creating Balance

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Forgotten Founder, Part 7 of 8 John Quincy Adams requested the Pinckney Plan from Charles Pinckney, but Pinckney said he didn't have it. He provided the Plan to John Quincy Adams, as best he...
Forgotten Founder, Part 6 - Family Rifts
Forgotten Founder, Part 6 - Family Rifts

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Forgotten Founder, Part 6 of 8 In 1794, shortly before Pinckney was elected to a third term as governor, his wife, Mary Laurens Pinckney, gave birth to a son, Henry Laurens Pinckney. After serving two...
Forgotten Founder, Part 4 - Branches of Government
Forgotten Founder, Part 4 - Branches of Government

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Forgotten Founder, Part 4 of 8 Pinckney's plan consisted of three branches of government--a Legislative Branch, a Judicial Branch, and an Administrative Branch, consisting of a single-member executive...
Forgotten Founder, Part 5 - Governor Pinckney
Forgotten Founder, Part 5 - Governor Pinckney

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Forgotten Founder, Part 5 of 8 Four months have passed, and they are exhausted. One by one, the roll of states is called. Each one signs, one by one. When the Convention ended on September 17, 1787...