Period 3 South Carolina is part of the southern colonies. Colonial South Carolina was chartered in 1663. King Charles II founded this land to claim and establish more land and settlements for himself. Eight nobles used the charter to begin the colony. The same eight nobles had previously created a successful colony, so this one is sure to work out just fine! The colony of South Carolina provides its people with many freedoms and rights. These include freedom of speech, freedom of religion, rights of education, rights to own land, and the right to trade in order to make a profit. For past years, colonists were not allowed to have their own land because the “leader” of South Carolina didn’t want his people making a larger profit than himself. Resources • Much of the colony is covered in rich farmland. • There are large forests in which lumber can be found for building homes. • Fish are plentiful in the seas • Surrounding land is the perfect place for hunting large animals to obtain meat and skins. Positives and Negatives Many positives contribute to the happiness of our people, but negatives also effect daily lives of colonists. Hurricanes often strike our colony but our homes are strong enough to withstand the powerful winds and heavy rains. The colony of South Carolina is very prosperous in trade and farming, even though some areas of the land have rocky soil and long winters that make it difficult to harvest crops. Positives and Negatives (cont’d) Education and religion are extremely important in the lives of our colonists. Although there are constant disagreement and fights between the Native Americans and the South Carolina colony we have large forts to protect our happy colonists. Many freedoms and rights allow each colonist to be independent. We do our best to treat everyone with kindness and to provide our people with a safe and delightful place to live.
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