South Carolina's Role in the New Nation

1781-1860. Independence from Great Britain created the need for a new national and state government. Learn about the South Carolina leaders who participated in the creation of the United States Constitution and how the state adjusted to changes.
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The Rise Of Cotton In SC | Walter Edgar's Journal
The Rise Of Cotton In SC | Walter Edgar's Journal

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With the invention of the “Cotton Gin” by Eli Whitney, combined with methods we would today call “scientific plant breeding,” the cotton industry boomed in South Carolina, in the early 19th century...