The importance of black Patriots in the American Revolution is discussed. In addition to black Patriots, there were a number of South Carolina women who served as heroes during the American Revolution. Grace and Rachel Martin were sisters-in-law who recognized that a British courier was carrying messages to the British that would harm their husbands' cause, so they dressed in their husbands' clothes and accosted the British courier, took the papers from him, and thereby helped South Carolina's cause.
- 4.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the identity of a new nation, including the state of South Carolina between 17301800.
- 8.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how South Carolinians and Americans created a revolutionary form of government during the period of 1757 1815.