By: Wyatt &
The name of our colony is South Carolina. South Carolina
was founded in 1763. The colony’s founder was King
Charles the 1st.
u The colony’s first people
were the Cherokee, and
Catawba. The Cherokee
lived in the Appalachian
Mountains, and the
Catawba lived in the
Fothills. South Carolina
gathered nuts and berries,
and grew corn, beans and
squash. Also hunted deer
and wild turkeys.
n During the 1500s Spanish and French
explorers each tried to settle in South
Carolina. The men who settled Charles town
received 150 acres of land. Sir Heaths plans
for land in North America did not develop.
The Yammassee Indians fought in the
Yammassee war in 1715-1716. As more
people settled in South Carolina, Charles
Town grew into a busy seaport. South
Carolina was once part of a larger colony
called Carolana. South Carolana’s final
borders were set in1763.
Daily life was different
in each area. They
belongings in their
cabins. Many wealthy
colonists lived in the
low country area near
the coast. they grew
rice, indigo, and other
crops on large farms
• Schools were not
widespread in the
Settlers grew corn,
melons, squash and
beans for their family.
Farms were small in the
UP country. Blackbeard
was a famous colonial
pirate. He and his crew
were a threat to the
colony. In 1718
Blackbeard took control
of Charlestown's Harbor.
n Farming was a big business in South Carolina. South
Carolina became 1 of the richest of the 13 colonies.
They grew indigo to make blue die for soldier
uniforms. Rice was valuable in South Carolina colony.
By 1690, South Carolina colonists could pay their
taxes with rice.
n Plantation owners bought slaves from Africa and
the West Indies. Fishers caught oysters, clams,
and shrimp from the ocean. Other colonists
fished from South Carolina’s streams and rivers.
They also caught bass and trout. Between 1735
and 1775 colonists built more than 300 wooden
l Agriculture exports for South Carolina are indigo and
rice. Industrial exports are furniture and ships for South
Carolina. South Carolina’s Natural Resource exports are
Lumber. South Carolina grew agricultural Exports on
plantations. The first South Carolina planter to grow
indigo was Elizabeth Lucas.
• South Carolina’s
bought slaves. The
added help meant
larger crops and
more money. The
Quakers came from
Virginia to farm
• The land of South Carolina attracted people
from other colonies. Quakers traveled into town
to worship. They gathered to pray at a meeting
house. Slave auctions took place in South
Carolina even after the Colony became a state.
n By the mid 1700s, many colonists wanted independence
from Great Britain. They didn’t like being controlled by
British Rulers. In July 1776, Members of Congress
approved the Declaration of Independence. This
Document declared the colonies free of British Rule.
Charles Town was renamed Charlestown in 1783 to
make it sound less British.
§ South Carolina gained Statehood on May
23, 1788. South Carolina is the 8th state.
► South Carolina is in the
Southern Colonies. South
Carolina’s population in
1769 was 125,000 people.
Charles town was South
Carolina’s first settlement.
Charles Town defends
itself against British attack
in 1776. South Carolina
becomes a royal colony in