The U.S. Constitution has become a model for developing governments around the world. Four signers of the Constitution were South Carolinians. Dr. Harry Lightsey, president of the College of Charleston, served on the commission for the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights is as vital today as it was around two hundred years ago, since it provides inalienable rights, and protection against governmental abuse of power.
- 4.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the identity of a new nation, including the state of South Carolina between 17301800.
- 8.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how South Carolinians and Americans created a revolutionary form of government during the period of 1757 1815.
- USHC.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of the Atlantic World on the regional and national development of republicanism and federalism from 16071815.