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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John C. Calhoun | History of SC Slide Collection
John C. Calhoun | History of SC Slide Collection

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John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was educated at Moses Waddell's Academy and Yale College, from which he graduated in 1804. After studying law, he opened a law office in Abbeville. Calhoun's political...
Pierce Butler | History of SC Slide Collection
Pierce Butler | History of SC Slide Collection

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Born in Ireland, Pierce Butler (1744-1822) arrived in America as an officer in the British Army stationed in Boston. However, he resigned prior to the Revolutionary War and moved to Charleston where...
Theodosia Burr | History of SC Slide Collection
Theodosia Burr | History of SC Slide Collection

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The daughter of Aaron Burr, Theodosia Burr (1783-1813) was born in Albany, New York, but much of her childhood was spent in New York City. Her father oversaw her education in French, music, dancing...
Legareville | History of SC Slide Collection
Legareville | History of SC Slide Collection

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Legareville was a summer resort community of the early 19th century, where planters and their families could retreat from the heat and disease of their plantations and enjoy cooling breezes. This 1919...