With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles, however, it came at a price: the island experienced total deforestation after twenty five years of settlement, causing an ecological disaster of massive proportions. Barbados experienced overcrowding and severe supply shortages. Several prominent colonists, with names like Cooper, Drayton, Middleton, and Colleton, organized and financed an exploratory endeavor known as the Barbados Adventurers. These colonists ultimately settled in what is now the Charleston area, establishing the colony "Carolina." Land grants in Carolina caused a surge of migrants, and these colonists came to Carolina with one goal in mind: to get rich. The institution of savery also made its way from Barbados to Carolina.
- 3-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina.
- 3-2.0 The inhabitants of the early Carolina colony included native, immigrant, and enslaved peoples. To understand how these various groups interacted to form a new and unique culture, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the...
- 4-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the settlement of North America was influenced by the interactions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
- 4-2.0 The interaction among peoples from three different continents created a distinctly American culture. To understand the contributions made by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans to the settlement of North America, the student will utilize th...
- 4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the settlement and colonization of North America, including South Carolina, between 16001730.
- 6.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the Atlantic World from the invention of the printing press to the Industrial Revolution (i.e., 14501760).
- 8-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the United States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
- 8-1.0 The human mosaic of the South Carolina colony was composed of indigenous, immigrant, and enslaved populations. To understand how these differing backgrounds melded into an entirely new and different culture, the student will utilize the knowledge...
- 8.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development of South Carolina during the settlement and colonization of North America in the period of 1500 1756.
- 8.1.CE Analyze the factors that contributed to the development of South Carolinas economic system and the subsequent impacts on different populations within the colony.
- 8.1.P Summarize major events in the development of South Carolina which impacted the economic, political, and social structure of the colony.
- HG.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earths surface.