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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Charles Pinckney Bio | Forgotten Founder
Charles Pinckney Bio | Forgotten Founder

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Charles Pinckney is one of the oldest and most historically distinguished names in South Carolina. Having arrived in America in 1692 Thomas Pinckney (Charles Pinckney's great grandfather) was a...
Charles Pinckney Timeline | Forgotten Founder
Charles Pinckney Timeline | Forgotten Founder

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1757 Born in Charleston, SC 1780 Captured during siege of Charleston 1781 Freed 1784-1786 Delegate to Federal Constitutional Congress 1788 Married to Mary Eleanor Laurens 1789-1791 Governor of South...
Cotton | Historic Brattonsville
Cotton | Historic Brattonsville

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Cotton was a very important cash crop for families like the Brattons, who not only raised grain crops like wheat, oats and corn, but also raised cotton, which gave them the economic capital to...