American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A state of the southeast United States bordering on the Atlantic Ocean. It was admitted as one of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1788. First visited by Spanish explorers in the early 1500s, the region was granted by Charles II of England to eight of his principal supporters in 1663. The territory was divided into the colonies of North Carolina and South Carolina in 1729. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union (1860), thus precipitating the Civil War. Columbia is the capital and the largest city. Population: 4,410,000.
- n. A state of the United States of America.
- n. one of the British colonies that formed the United States
- n. a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
- From Latin Carolus, Latin form of King Charles I of England. (Wiktionary)
“Because of the South Carolina Medicaid cuts, Kathy Maxwell, who owns pediatric therapy clinics in Greenville and Spartanburg, says she has had to lower salaries of her 24 employees by 6%.”
“Colonel Robert Gray, a South Carolina loyalist provincial officer and backcountry native, wrote of his home state:”
“General Lincoln and South Carolina governor John Rutledge there prevailed upon him to join in a coordinated attempt to retake Savannah.”
“Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina were selected for the mission and rode overland to the New Jersey shore.”
“In South Carolina itself, only a few hundred patriot militia, their headquarters on the Broad River at the Cherokee Ford, remained.”
“New York originally New Netherlands had begun primarily as a commercial enterprise launched by the Dutch West India Company in 1623; Maryland had been founded in 1632 in part as a refuge for Catholics; Georgia a century later as a repository for convicts and debtors but also as a buffer between South Carolina and the Spanish settlements in Florida.”
“They directed him to the home of Major Benjamin Huger, an officer in the South Carolina regiment, but it was not till about midnight that Lafayette and Kalb knocked at his door.”
“The first graduating class of Rhode Island College—now Brown University—clothed themselves in homespun fabrics, and from Massachusetts to South Carolina women banded together in patriotic societies called “Daughters of Liberty” and agreed to wear only garments of local manufacture.”
“One Levi Smith, a South Carolina loyalist militia officer, for example, who was captured by patriots, was stripped, beaten, and otherwise abused in an effort to get him to renounce his allegiance.”
“Old Bory's Come!" cried the South Carolina troops who had served under him at Charleston.”
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