Interesting facts about the South Carolina colony are that the British government had to revoke its original charter and manage the colony itself, and that South Carolina was the site of more Revolutionary War battles than any other colony. South Carolina was also one of the wealthiest colonies.Continue Reading
King Charles II issued the charter for the "Carolina" colony in 1663 to a group of eight nobles. The colony faced significant turmoil as it grew, however, and the British government took the charter back in 1729 and administered the region itself. It was at this time that Carolina was split into two colonies, North Carolina and South Carolina.
One of the few naval skirmishes in the Revolutionary War took place in Charleston harbor in November 1775. The Caroline Battle of Ninety Six was the only combat in the entire war that featured the use of military mines. When Sir Henry Clinton attempted to land a British invasion in Charleston harbor on June 28, 1776, the rebels holding Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island were able to keep the British navy at bay thanks to the efforts of Colonel William Moultrie and his militia. The battle was made more difficult for the American forces by the fact that the fort was still under construction.Learn more about US History
South Carolina does not have any laws specific to the emancipation of minors. There are, however, some laws within family and marriage law that apply to minors.Full Answer >
According to the Library of Congress, South Carolina's threat of secession during the Nullification Crisis resulted in a threat that President Jackson would use federal troops to enforce tariff laws if necessary. Ultimately, Congress passed a compromise tariff bill that defused the situation, preventing any actual bloodshed over the issue.Full Answer >
During the Revolutionary War era, Loyalists were generally staunch supporters of the British government for personal incentive or people who were simply reluctant to overturn the entire sociopolitical order. While often labeled as traitors or cowards, many overt supporters viewed themselves as British citizens and considered the rebellion a disloyal movement. Loyalists in positions of political authority or commerce also recognized that their colonial prosperity was dependent upon British support, making them wary of cutting ties with the mother country.Full Answer >
The first battles of the Revolutionary War were the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The battles took place on April 19, 1775 and resulted from the culmination of relations between Great Britain and the 13 American colonies. The night before, British troops marched from Boston to Concord with plans to seize arms, causing colonial forces to mobilize and intercept them in Lexington before the British began to retreat.Full Answer >