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.
- This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into the geographic and human factors that contributed to the development of South Carolina’s economic system. This indicator was also written to encourage inquiry into South Carolina’s distinct social and economic system as influenced by British Barbados.
- 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.