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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Cotton Gin | Historic Brattonsville
Cotton Gin | Historic Brattonsville

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A cotton gin was used to clean the cotton, removing the seeds and stems Did you know that the word "gin," as in cotton gin, was an abbreviation for the word "engine"?
Assembly/Dining Hall | Historic Brattonsville
Assembly/Dining Hall | Historic Brattonsville

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The exterior of the Assembly/Dining Hall. It was used for formal dinners, parties, recitals, and dances. This addition to the house stood as a sign of their wealth and status in the community.
Homestead House | Historic Brattonsville
Homestead House | Historic Brattonsville

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The Homestead House was built between 1823 and 1826. This is where Dr. John Bratton and his family resided. He was a physician, as well as a farmer, and his success in agriculture, growing grains and...