Thomas Lynch Sr. (1727-1776) was a rice planter on the Santee River. One of his houses, Hopsewee, was built in 1749. Lynch attended St. James Santee Church and was a member of the Winyah Indigo Society. He was a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. His son Thomas Lynch, Jr. signed the Declaration of Independence. Roy Williams III and Frank Beattie, low country historians, are featured.
- 8.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development of South Carolina during the settlement and colonization of North America in the period of 1500 1756.
- 8.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how South Carolinians and Americans created a revolutionary form of government during the period of 1757 1815.