SC’s role in making theNew Nation8-2.3—Explain the roles ofSouth Carolinians in theadoptionof the Declaration ofIndependence.
SC & the Second Continental Congress South Carolinian’s served as delegates to the SecondContinental Congress when the Declaration ofIndependence was debated These delegates were planters who represented theLowcountry elite, not the common people of thebackcountry
Liberty`s Kids: Video #08The Second Continental Congress
Who signed the Document? Each of these men went on to serve in the statemilitia and in the government after the war
The Declaration The Declaration was based on the ideas of JohnLocke (just like the Fundamental Constitution ofCarolina) It states that the ideals of democracy include: principles of equality the natural rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit ofhappiness” the purpose of government to “secure those rights” AND the “right of the people to alter or abolish” governmentwhen natural rights are not protected by the government
The Declaration Then it made the case that the King, notParliament, had violated the rights of the colonists The litany of actions that “He” did was designed tobreak the bonds between the King and his loyalistsubjects in the colonies and to unify the new nationagainst a common enemyVideo-Declaration of Independence