South Carolina: One of the United States
Standard 8-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the United States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
Settlement and Development of the Colony of South Carolina • Overview of SC (geography/climate) • Culture of Native Americans in the Eastern Woodlands • Interactions between European settlers and Native Americans and the Columbian Exchange • Settlement of South Carolina • Influence of environment/geography on settlement • Settlement of other British colonies • Development of the plantation system; influence of Africans/Slaves on the colony
Settlement and Development of the Colony of South Carolina • Economic development of South Carolina • Mercantilism/trade • Development of self-government • Differences between the Up Country and the Low Country • Regulator Movement • Relationship with Britain
Standard 8-2 • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the American Revolution and the beginnings of the new nation, with an emphasis on South Carolina’s role in the development of that nation.
Rebellion, Revolution, and a New Nation • French and Indian War • Long and short term causes of the American Revolution (i.e Stamp Act, Teac Act, Boston Massacre, etc) • Colonial cooperation (Sons of Liberty, Continental Congresses.
Rebellion, Revolution, and a New Nation • Different perspectives (Loyalists and Patriots) • Key battles and turning points of the war. • South Carolina’s involvement in the Revolution • Declaration of Independence • Articles of Confederation
Standard 8-3 • The student will demonstrate an understanding of South Carolina’s role in the development of the new national government.
A New State in a New Nation • Economic and Political differences of the Up Country and Low Country • Constitutional Convention • Principles of the Constitution • Nationalism and sectionalism • War of 1812
Standard 8-4 • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War.
Antebellum South Carolina • Plantation System • Social structure of the South • Life of a slave • Resistance of slavery • Abolitionist Movement • Sectionalism • States’ rights/Nullification
The Civil War • Long and short time causes of the Civil War • Arguments for and against states’ rights • Secession/Formation of the Confederacy • Key battles and turning points of the Civil War • South Carolina’s role in the Civil War • Impact of the war on South Carolina
Standard 8-5 • The student will understand the impact of Reconstruction, industrialization, and Progressivism on society and politics in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Reconstruction • Congressional vs. Presidential Reconstruction • Impact of Reconstruction on different social classes • New opportunities for African Americans • Discrimination practices after the Civil War
Industrialization, Expansion, and Progressivism • Industrialization/Textile manufacturing in the South • Immigration and urban life • Technological developments and inventions • Territorial expansion • Life for farmers/sharecroppers/Populist movement • Migration within the country • Progressive Movements/Reform
Standard 8-6 • The student will understand the impact of Reconstruction, industrialization, and Progressivism on society and politics in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Imperialism and WW I • Imperialism and America’s global role • Causes of World War I • War on the “home front” • Impact of World War I • Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations
Boom and Bust: The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression • Culture of the 1920s and Prohibition • Agricultural challenges (boll weevil, overproduction) • Political, social, and economic changes • Causes of the Great Depression • Key figures of the Depression Era • New Deal programs/impact on South Carolina • Life during the Depression • Impact of the New Deal
Standard 8-7 • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact on South Carolina of significant events of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
WWII and the Cold War Era • Causes of World War II • South Carolina’s role in World War II • Key events of World War II • Effects of World War II on South Carolina • The Cold War • Changes in South Carolina after the war
South Carolina since 1960 • Civil Rights Movement and Key events in SC • Political changes in South Carolina • Economic changes in South Carolina • The future of South Carolina