Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of rice plantations, and from trade between Carolina and Barbados. These wealthy planters controlled South Carolina politics, even after the original Lords Proprietors fell out of power. These ruthless and determined "Barbadians" lived lavish lifestyles, and were also known for their illegal activities, such as enslavement of indigenous peoples, and commerce with pirates.
One prominent visitor to the island of Barbados was a nineteen year old George Washington.
- 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...
- 4.1 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.CX Contextualize the development of South Carolinas political institutions during the colonization of British North America.
- 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.