Mary Long visits historic sites relevant to the life of William “Billy” Hill, a wealthy patriot aiding the American Revolution who established the first ironworks in South Carolina and extensively harassed the British to keep the local war effort alive. See an era-appropriate home owned by his friends William and Martha Bratton, an interview with Wade Therry of the York County Historical Commission, a memorial dedicated to him and his wife, and more as Mary recounts tales of a forgotten patriot’s life.
- 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.
- 8.2.CO Compare the motives and demographics of loyalists and patriots within South Carolina and the colonies.
- 8.2.CE Explain the economic, political, and social factors surrounding the American Revolution.
- 8.2.E Utilize a variety of primary and secondary sources to analyze multiple perspectives on the development of democracy in South Carolina and the United States.
- 8.2.P Analyze significant founding principles that led to the development of federalism in South Carolina and the United States.
- USHC.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of the Atlantic World on the regional and national development of republicanism and federalism from 1607–1815.