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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Thomas Sumter | History of SC Slide Collection
Thomas Sumter | History of SC Slide Collection

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Thomas Sumter (1732-1832) was, at his death, the last surviving general of the Revolutionary Army. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, he fought in the French and Indian Wars as a Virginia militia man...
Charles Pinckney | History of SC Slide Collection
Charles Pinckney | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born in Charleston, Charles Pinckney (1757-1824) studied law under his father, Colonel Charles Pinckney, and was admitted to the bar, but never practiced law. During the Revolutionary War, he was...
Andrew Pickens | History of SC Slide Collection
Andrew Pickens | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born in Edgefield, Governor Andrew Pickens (1779-1838) studied at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). During the War of 1812, he served as a colonel in the U.S. Army and in later stages of the...
William Moultrie | History of SC Slide Collection
William Moultrie | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born in Charleston, William Moultrie (1730-1805) served in the South Carolina House of Commons, and in 1761, became involved in the Cherokee War. In 1775, he was elected to the first South Carolina...
Arthur Middleton | History of SC Slide Collection
Arthur Middleton | History of SC Slide Collection

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Arthur Middleton (1742-1787) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born at Middleton Place on the Ashley River, Middleton was educated in South Carolina and in England at Hackney Academy...
Andrew Jackson | History of SC Slide Collection
Andrew Jackson | History of SC Slide Collection

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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), 7th President of the United States, was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina, of a backcountry family. Wounded and imprisoned in the Revolutionary War before his 14th birthday...
Alfred Huger | History of SC Slide Collection
Alfred Huger | History of SC Slide Collection

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Alfred Huger (1788-1872), a noted Unionist and supporter of Andrew Jackson during the Nullification Controversy, was appointed by Jackson to be Postmaster in 1834, a post he held until 1865, when he...
John C. Calhoun | History of SC Slide Collection
John C. Calhoun | History of SC Slide Collection

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In 1824, John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was elected Vice President of the United States under John Quincy Adams, and again in 1828 under Andrew Jackson. (For Calhoun's career prior to 1824, see John C...