CHARLESTON. WHAT IS IT?• It was a town in South Carolina• Itwas the largest cosmopolitan area in the 1700s• The had one of the largest Jewish populations
WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT?• Charleston gained the South Carolina also reputation as the home of opposed any an independent-minded people. compromises proposed that would• They further solidiﬁed their balance the interests independent-mindedness between slave and during the Nulliﬁcation Crisis free states in 1832
CIVIL WAR STUFF• Notsurprisingly, the ﬁrst shots of the Civil War were ﬁred in Charleston Harbor, at Fort Sumter, on April 12, 1861.• Charleston became the focal point of numerous Union attacks, although the strategic advantages to capturing the city did not justify the effort.
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