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  • February 1861 The South Seizes Federal Forts
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    December 18, 1860 - The Crittenden Compromise January 1861 - The South Secedes. When Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state of South Carolina from the union known as the United States of America. The Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states - Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas - and the t...
  • Hurricane Ophelia
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    Hurricane Ophelia was downgraded to a tropical storm again Monday as the indecisive weather system moved slowly off the coast, its outer bands of rain not quite reaching land. Despite Ophelia's waxing and waning strength and slow progress, residents' attention had been focused by the devastation caused elsewhere by Hurricane Katrina. That was on the mind of Steve King as he grudgingly skipped a football game on television to move his sea kayak out of harm's way". They keep saying this storm is t...
  • Charles Whilden
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    the American Civil War. The Color Bearer Tradition The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflag and their bearers. With unusual historical accuracy, many stirring battle paintings show the colors and their intrepid bearers in the forefront of the fray or as a rallying point in a retreat. The colors of a Civil War regiment embodied its honor, and the men chosen to bear them made up an elite. Tall, muscular men were preferred, because holding aloft a large, heavy banner, to kee...
  • New Tariff In 1832 Congress
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    Impact of a State's Right to Nullification Wei S. ZhuangGrade 10 US History Period 45/8/05 Wei S. ZhuangGrade 10 US History Period 45/8/05 Impact of a State's Right to Nullification The impact of a state's right to nullification can ultimately cause a great deal of damage to the country that it resides in. To describe the impacts one would need to take a look back into history when the Nullification Crisis took place. South Carolina had economic hard times after the war of 1812. Cotton prices st...
  • Sarah And Angelina Grimke Sarah
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    Sarah (Moore) and Angelina (Emily) Grimke Sarah is the eldest of the Grimke sisters, born in Charleston South Carolina in November of 1792. Angelina, the youngest, was born in Massachusetts in February of 1805. The Grimke family consisted of the sisters, an aristocratic, slave owning father, Judge John Faucherand and Mother, Mary Smith Grimke. Sarah had the overwhelming desire to practice law, though due to her status as a women, she was not admitted, or allowed to attend any Universities that w...
  • Although The South Carolina Supreme Court
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    Lucas vs. South Carolina Coastal Council Charles Adams Problem: David H. Lucas purchased two beach front lots on Isle of Palms in Charleston county in 1986 for 900,000 with intent to later build one single family home on each lot. The following year when South Carolina conducted a survey of the coast line the rustles showed that the beaches of South Carolina were critically eroding. Due to the rustles of the survey South Carolina issued the Beachfront Management Act (BMA). The act placed restrai...
  • Kansas Nebraska Act
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    Immediately on the election of Lincoln to the Presidency the legislature of South Carolina called a convention to meet December 17 to consider the question of succession. The convention, chosen by popular vote, was overwhelmingly in favor of immediate Succession. It met at Charleston and on December twenty voted unanimously for Secession. They developed an Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled the Constitut...
  • Smalls Resignation From Congress
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    THE LIFE OF A BLACK CIVIL WAR HERO: ROBERT SMALLS BY JIMMY K.A. CROSS 1 OCTOBER 1998 The United States of America was founded on the principles of equality and opportunity for all. In the 1800's these principles were not strictly adhered to by all and a tremendous battle ensued. That battle was the United States Civil War in which northerners, wishing an end to slavery, found themselves at war with southerners, who wanted slavery to remain in place. The Civil War was a conflict that saw the rich...
  • Carolina And Pennsylvania Colonies
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    Pennsylvania and Carolina both shared and differed in cultural characteristics. One similarity shared between Pennsylvania and Carolina was religion. The two colonies exemplified religious toleration. The colonies were inhabited primarily by Protestants including Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians. Colonists in Pennsylvania were often given tests to verify they were not Roman Catholic. Meanwhile, the intruding Protestants into Carolina caused much commotion with the Catholic Span...
  • Fort Sumter
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    Fort Sumter was a turning point in determining the outcome of the Civil War. Fort Sumter was built on a man-made island of seashells and granite. It was a pentagon shape that was fifty feet high and the walls were eight to twelve feet thick. Fort Sumter is located in South Carolina. It was a defense system for Charleston Harbor. It was named after a Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina. For one of the causes of the Civil War was that the South demanded that fort Sumter be turned over to it...
  • State Of South Carolina
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    The Civil War is commonly thought to have been caused by the idea or institution of slavery in the United States. Although slavery did play a part in leading to the Civil War, the true cause of the United States of America being divided into two separate entities was succession. More specifically the succession of the state of South Carolina from the Union. The succession of South Carolina, the catalyst which ignited the conflict of the Civil War, was brought of by two key factors, the southern ...
  • South Carolina Convention The Lower States
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    The Civil War occurred in 1861 as a result of the secession of the Upper and Lower South states. However, they did not leave the Union in the same manner. The fervor of excitement created by the South Carolina convention after Lincoln's election led many Lower South states to quickly secede. These states: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas; had an overwhelming secessionist vote during their state conventions. These votes reflect the perception that Linco...

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