During the Revolutionary War, more battles occurred in South Carolina than anywhere in the Union.
In September 1781, the Battle of Eutaw Springs was the last engagement of the Revolutionary Wat.in the Carolinas. Over two-thousand ill-equipped, underfed, barely clothed Americans attacked a force of 2,300 well-equipped British soldiers. Strategy for the attack is credited to the genius of General Francis Marion, who knew every foot of the Santee swamps and river This last major battle in South Carolina completely broke the British hold in the South and denied needed aid to the British forces in the North.
- 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.
- 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.