There was no predominant religion in colonial South Carolina. The three main religious groups were the French Huguenots, the Anglicans and the dissenters from the Church of England called the non-conformists. Until the early 1700s, there was religious freedom in the colony.Know More
The South Carolina colony, founded in 1633 by eight English nobles with a Royal Charter from King Charles II, was one of the original 13 colonies of pre-Revolutionary America. It was classified as part of the Southern Colonies and existed as an English settlement from 1663 until 1776. The original name of the colony was the Province of South Carolina, which was later renamed to just South Carolina.
Although there was an established Anglican Church in colonial South Carolina, there was much religious diversity. The first dissenters from the Church of England were the Presbyterians. In 1680, they created the Independent or Circular Church in Charleston. The Huguenots or the French Protestants arrived in the colony in 1680, followed by the Swiss and German Lutherans in 1730. The Baptists, Quakers and Anabaptists were among the pioneering settlers in South Carolina. The Baptists were already established in the colony by 1670, the Methodists by the 1770s and the Jewish by 1749.Learn more about US History
South Carolina officially seceded from the United States on December 20, 1860. South Carolina was the first state to announce it was no longer part of the Union and remained the only state to have officially seceded until January 9, 1861.Full Answer >
Colonial South Carolina had a booming economy during the eighteenth century thanks in part to rice cultivation. Known as the South Carolina Colony or Province of South Carolina, much of the economy revolved around rice and animal pelts. This helped the area's settlers become competitive merchants and lead the way for the other colonies.Full Answer >
South Carolina does not have any laws specific to the emancipation of minors. There are, however, some laws within family and marriage law that apply to minors.Full Answer >
According to the Library of Congress, South Carolina's threat of secession during the Nullification Crisis resulted in a threat that President Jackson would use federal troops to enforce tariff laws if necessary. Ultimately, Congress passed a compromise tariff bill that defused the situation, preventing any actual bloodshed over the issue.Full Answer >