In this first segment, Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Gaffney, South Carolina. Gaffney is popular for its mineral deposits, attracting settlers to the area since the late 1700s. Gaffney earned its wealth from these mineral deposits, along with mining, ore, fuel for smelting, and river routes. Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss joins to talk about “The Iron Capital” of South Carolina.
- Political and economic developments underscored how the colonists in British North America had become uniquely American, prompting the development of a new nation. Drawing on their experience under British rule, the founding generation created a government with shared powers between the state and federal institutions.