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This was the first successful colonial independence movement against a European power,1775-1783.
This series of articles was written in 1787 urging Americans to oppose the ratification of the proposed United States Constitution
Battle of Camden
This was the 1780 battle during the American Revolution in which the British forces, led by Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis soundly defeated the Continental armed forces led by GenerL Horatio Gates.
Battle of Cowpens
This was a major victory in early 1781 for the Continental Army in the American Revolution by patriot forces.
Battle of Kings Mountain
This battle in the American Revolution was a major victory for the Patriot militias, who defeated a Loyalist militias in the Carolinas in what is often called the "turning point" of the Revolution.
This was an event that occurred on Monday,March 5,1770 that helped spark the American Revolution.
Boston Tea Party
This was a political protest by Boston, Massachusetts residents in 1773 against the British parliament led by the Sons of Liberty.
This was the name of the military force that fought for and own independence from Great Britain in the American Revolution.
Declaration of Independence
This was an act passed by the Second Continental Congress on July 4,1776 declaring the thirteen American Colonies independence of British rule.
This law was passed in British Parliament in 1766. In this Act, Parliament claims the right to make laws for the American colonies. This issue of governing the colonies would become one of the major issues as the colonies moved towards independence.
This South Carolinian was an Oxford University graduate, singer of the Declaration of Independence, prisoner of war, and the governor of South Carolina from 1798 until his death two years later.
This 1781 battle was the last military engagement of the Revolutionary War in South Carolina, modern-day Orangeburg county.
This early American political party was founded by Alexander Hamilton and based upon the belief that a strong national government was critical to the survival of the nation.
This was a series of Articles written to persuade New York to ratify the Constitution.
Nicknamed "The a Swamp Fox," this hero of the American Revolution is often credited with being the father of modern guerrilla warfare.
French And Indian War
Battles between France and England in the new works resulting in the loss of all French possessions
He was an American businessman and farmer planter from South Carolina, a political leader during the Revolutionary War, a delegate to the delegation that drafted the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolution.
These were series of laws passes in response to the Boston Tea Party by the British Parliament in 1774. Those laws included the Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, Boston Port Act, and h Quartering Act. These acts are considered a significant cause of the American Revolutionary War.
This is the name given to the Geographic region of South Carolina that is located along the coast.
This is a group of American colonists, who leading up to and during he American Revolution, were supporters of the British Crown.
This is he general name for the colonist in British North America who supported the movement for independence in the 1760s and 1770s.
This was a 1787 meeting called by congress to amend the Articles of the Confederation.
Proclamation of 1763
This was issued by King George 3 at the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Year's War to organize Britain's new North American empire. It regulated trade, settlement and land purchase with the Native Americans. It gave Britain a monopoly on land purchased west of the Appalachians.
This American revolutionary was a leader of the Boston Tea Party and a cousin of the second U.S. President.
Second Continental Congress
This convened in May of 1775, drafted the "Olive Branch Petition" two months later, and eventually drafted the Declaration of Independence over a year later.
Sons of Liberty
This group if Patriots was formed in 1765 and urged colonial resistance to the stamp Act using any means available...even violence.
This was an Act passed in 1765 by the British, requiring all legal documents, contracts, newspaper,etc.in the American colonies to carry a tax stamp to help pay for the military presence in the colonies.
This law- passed by Parliament in 1764- gained England much- needed revenue but was heavily. Resented by the American colonists.
The law was passed by Parliament in May of 1773, placing a tax on a major colonial import in order to help fund the Brutish East India Company.
This South Carolinian was a singer of the Declaration of Independence, the leader of a colonial militia, and a colonial and state judge.
This South Carolinian served in the First and Second Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, and was lost at sea months later.
Through he was born in Virginia, this man was a military hero of South Carolina during the American Revolution, a elected member of both the U.S, house and Senate, and the namesake for the military installation in Charleston Harbor.
A term used to describe anyone that remained loyal to the British Crown after the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
This is the area of South Carolina located in the northwest of the state in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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