The Dorcas Richardson program tells the true story about one of Francis Marion’s men, Richard Richardson, his wife Dorcas and their “battle” with Colonel Tarleton. Captain Richardson served under Francis Marion, better known as the Swamp Fox. After six years of fighting, Richard was left scarred from small pox and when he and his escort returned to his home, he discovered that Marion’s enemy Tarleton was there, holding his wife Dorcas prisoner. This story depicts the courage and steadfast love of Dorcas Richardson for her family and her newly formed nation. Despite tremendous effort by Tarleton to force Dorcas into betraying her husband’s whereabouts, she remained true to both her husband and the American cause. Taped at Historic Camden, this story takes us back in time to where South Carolinians fought each other and the British. (* Please preview before use.)
- 8.2.CO Compare the motives and demographics of loyalists and patriots within South Carolina and the colonies.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the economic, political, and social motivations of the patriots and the loyalists in the era of the American Revolution.
- 8.2.CE Explain the economic, political, and social factors surrounding the American Revolution.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into how the colonies began to unify to create a distinctive American identity over the course of events of the American Revolution.
- 8.2.CX Contextualize the roles of various groups of South Carolinians as the colonies moved toward becoming an independent nation.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the motivations of colonists during the American Revolution and the progression of conflict and failed compromise that ultimately led to revolution.
- 8.2.E Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to analyze multiple perspectives on the development of democracy in South Carolina and the United States.
- Foundations of American Republicanism
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into a comparison of how the distinct geographic regions of the colonies impacted the early trans-Atlantic economy as well as perspectives on government. This indicator was written to encourage inquiry into how these differences prompted the thirteen colonies to see themselves as exceptionally American by 1754.
- USHC.1.CE Assess the major developments of the American Revolution through significant turning points in the debates over independence and self-government from 1763-1791.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the relative causes and effects of the American Revolution through an analysis of the political and social progression of colonial desires for reform to colonial desires for independence. In addition, this indicator encourages inquiry into the impact of early founding documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Bill of Rights.