Sc’s role in making the new nation 82.3

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Sc’s role in making the new nation 82.3

  1. 1. SC’s role in making theNew Nation8-2.3—Explain the roles ofSouth Carolinians in theadoptionof the Declaration ofIndependence.
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Liberty`s Kids: Video #08The Second Continental Congress
  4. 4. Who signed the Document?Thomas Heyward Jr
  5. 5. Who signed the Document?Author Middleton
  6. 6. Who signed the Document? Each of these men went on to serve in the statemilitia and in the government after the war
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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

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