This program on the Battle of Kings Mountain follows a documentary format. It centers around the Bicentennial Celebration in September and October of 1980. The activities that were covered as a part of this celebration include the following.
- Portions of the reenactment of the march from Abingdon, Virginia and Sycamore Shoals, Tennessee by members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. This march has been taking place annually since 1975. Some marchers hike portions of the way while a few have marched the entire 220 miles several times.
- The parade in the city of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, October 7, 1980
- Maps and pictures of the Battle with a narrative.
- A portion of a play presented by Limestone College of Gaffney. South Carolina at Kings Mountain National Military Park. This particular portion shows the receiving of Major Ferguson's threat by Colonel Shelby and the decision to meet at Sycamore Shoals to go after Ferguson
- Activities at Kings Mountain National Military Park in the afternoon of October 7,1980. Included are the arrival of the Overmountain men, portions of speeches by Bradley Morrah, chairman of the South Carolina Bicentennial Commission, and Cecil Andrus, then United States Secretary of the Interior. Also the placing of a wreath on Patrick Ferguson's grave by a member of the British Consulate and the placing of a wreath at the monument on top of the mountain by then South Carolina Governor Richard Riley.
- 3-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution and South Carolina’s role in the development of the new American nation.
- People establish governments to provide stability and ensure the protection of their rights as citizens. To understand the causes and results of the American Revolution on South Carolina, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in ...
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the process which led to the formation of the U.S. government, including the convening of the Continental Congresses, the passage of the Articles of Confederation, and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
- 8-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the American Revolution and the beginnings of the new nation, with an emphasis on South Carolina’s role in the development of that nation.
- The events surrounding the American Revolution transformed British colonists into American citizens. To understand South Carolina’s pivotal role in this process, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indica...
- 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.
- 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 motivations of colonists during the American Revolution and the progression of conflict and failed compromise that ultimately led to revolution.