While the British tangled with Andrew Pickens in South Carolina’s upstate, Francis Marion’s patriots fought the British in the Pee Dee region. Marion was known as “The Swamp Fox” due to his effective guerilla tactics against the British. The British saw these tactics as “uncivilized,” since guerilla warfare broke the rules of traditional warfare. Outgunned and outmanned, Marion’s militiamen still managed to wear down the British advance.
- 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.CO Compare the motives and demographics of loyalists and patriots within South Carolina and the colonies.
- 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.