The American Revolution and SC Andrea Williams EDET 793, Spring 2010 The American Revolution Project March 28, 2010
Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>South Carolina changed from a colony to a state </li></ul><ul><li>Happened after writing...
Changes in South Carolina  <ul><li>North gradually freed slaves </li></ul><ul><li>This occurred because of the words “all ...
Changes in South Carolina  <ul><li>Map of SC </li></ul><ul><li>Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Capital was moved from Charleston...
Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Elite vs. Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>SC Lowcountry </li></ul><ul><li>Lowcountry elite had...
Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Continental Congress establishes a new government </li></ul><ul><li>Articles of Confeder...
Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Representatives meet in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>Second constitution </li></ul><ul...
Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>SC sends 4 delegates  </li></ul><ul><li>All were rich planters from the Lowcountry </li>...
Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Backcountry farmers did not support ratification </li></ul><ul><li>Fearful of the power ...
Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>3 branches of government </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative branch makes laws </li></ul><ul><...
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Effects Of American Revolution In Sc

  1. 1. The American Revolution and SC Andrea Williams EDET 793, Spring 2010 The American Revolution Project March 28, 2010
  2. 2. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>South Carolina changed from a colony to a state </li></ul><ul><li>Happened after writing a new state constitution after signing the Declaration of Independence </li></ul>
  3. 3. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>North gradually freed slaves </li></ul><ul><li>This occurred because of the words “all men are created equal” in the Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>SC slave owners did not support these laws </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Map of SC </li></ul><ul><li>Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Capital was moved from Charleston to Columbia </li></ul><ul><li>Gave Backcountry people more opportunity to petition and influence government </li></ul><ul><li>Lowcountry kept its representative majority in the state legislature </li></ul>
  5. 5. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Elite vs. Farmers </li></ul><ul><li>SC Lowcountry </li></ul><ul><li>Lowcountry elite had more power than farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Elite had more representation in the state legislature </li></ul><ul><li>Later compromises helped the farmers </li></ul><ul><li>New counties with court systems were created </li></ul><ul><li>This addressed the lack of law and order in the Backcountry </li></ul>
  6. 6. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Continental Congress establishes a new government </li></ul><ul><li>Articles of Confederation </li></ul><ul><li>Other states are having conflict with elite and farmers </li></ul><ul><li>Some thought that the U.S. government was too weak </li></ul><ul><li>Call for changes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Representatives meet in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>Second constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutional Convention </li></ul>
  8. 8. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>SC sends 4 delegates </li></ul><ul><li>All were rich planters from the Lowcountry </li></ul><ul><li>Had to compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Didn’t get everything in the Constitution that they wanted </li></ul>
  9. 9. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>Backcountry farmers did not support ratification </li></ul><ul><li>Fearful of the power of the elites </li></ul><ul><li>Compromise of adding the Bill of Rights was promised </li></ul><ul><li>This was to protect the rights of individuals </li></ul><ul><li>SC became 8 th state to ratify the new U.S. Constitution </li></ul>
  10. 10. Changes in South Carolina <ul><li>3 branches of government </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative branch makes laws </li></ul><ul><li>Executive branch carries out the laws </li></ul><ul><li>Judicial branch interprets the laws (judges, courts) </li></ul><ul><li>No branch becomes too powerful because of the checks and balances system </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes a process to update or amend constitution </li></ul>

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